Restorative Effects of Open Spaces on the Physiological Health of Obese Adults in Saudi Arabia

Authors

  • Amr Mohamad Alabbasi Faculty of Islamic Architecture, College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia, Johor Bahru, 81310, Malaysia
  • Ismail Said Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia, Johor Bahru, 81310, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i8.1384

Abstract

It has been found that the restorative environment literature heavily focused on the relationship between experiencing open spaces and psychological health. Yet, the effect of open spaces on physiological health and well-being did not receive similar attention. This highlights the need for strategies that involve open spaces as a means to control the prevalence of obesity and improve the human physiological health and well-being. This study examines the restorative effects of open spaces on physiological health of obese adults in the city of Yanbu Alsenayah, which is a well-designed city in Saudi Arabia.

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i8.1384

Published

2018-08-01

How to Cite

Alabbasi, A. M., & Said, I. (2018). Restorative Effects of Open Spaces on the Physiological Health of Obese Adults in Saudi Arabia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(8), 55-64. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i8.1384