Our knowledge of the benefits of nature and outdoor recreation for human health and well-being has increased tremendously over the last few years. Nature has a highly positive impact on our physical, mental and social well-being. Visitor surveys and feedback support this - visitors gain a wide range of health benefits from outings in the wild.
Our common goal is to inspire people to move and stay in the natural environment more often and for longer periods. Outdoor recreation activates people and promotes their health, regardless of their age and condition.
In cooperation with partners, Metsähallitus is responding to future challenges through the Healthy Nature, Healthy People health promotion programme which will last until 2025.
Nature is good for us and we encourage everyone to enjoy the great outdoors - whether in the nearby natural environment or a national park!