Malolos Nature Park

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Chapter 1:

INTRODUCTION

Malolos Nature Park: A Centerpiece of Recreational Urbanscape Destination through Nature Based Tourism

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

More than half of the world 's population now lives in cities, making the creation of a healthy urban environment a major policy priority. Cities, compared to rural areas are more crowded and faster-paced while rural living is often more relaxed and less congested. Cities have benefits and disadvantages. One is, it is a hub for industrialization. There are more factories and businesses, making the areas more polluted. With the modern social environment cities have, people are more capable of getting stressed with what their environment is offering that fall under a social problem.

A social problem is a condition that at least some people in a community view as being undesirable. Examples include crime, violence, drug abuse, and environmental problems. One of the biggest causes of stress is environmental problems. Potential sources of environmental stress spread through all aspects of our lives in our crowded, noisy, polluted cities and towns. Few examples of environmental stress are overcrowding, poor air quality, distractions, noise and clutter. These environmental stresses should not just be ignored by people, for it could affect ones behavior, personality or performance of an individual. Worse part is, stress could generate into health problems.
Study shows that if a person do not take time to de-stress when you’re feeling overwhelmed by the things that his/her environment, it has a negative impact on his daily activities, work and life may seem unhealthy. One factor that could help lessen the stress of a person is through recreational activities. In our present day today, cluttered malls and less nature based environment are the usual recreational facilities that people tend to seek comfort in.

Based on “Exploring the Active Lifestyle” survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 88% of



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