6.23.2010

Need a Lift? Be Active for 5 Minutes Outside!

You probably already know that working out can improve your mood, but did you know that working out in nature can be even more powerful in making you feel relaxed, happy and content?

New research from the American Chemical Society's semi-monthly journal Environmental Science & Technology has found that just 5 minutes of exercise in a park, working in a backyard garden, on a nature trail or in other green space can benefit mental health. So the next time you go to work out, don't just go to the gym, consider hitting the great outdoors!

Read the full study about outdoor exercise benefits.

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