Five Minutes Outdoors Lifts Mood

Data on the physical activities of 1,252 people of different ages, genders and mental health status in the United Kingdom explored the relationship between outdoor “green exercise,” mood and self-esteem. Large benefits to mood and self-esteem occurred in short time periods of only five minutes, with the benefits diminishing but still positive over longer periods of time. Mood and self-esteem improved in all environments, especially where water was present. Experiment:  Walk one day on your treadmill at home and then walk the next day outside. Enough said!!

SOURCE: American Chemical Society (October 26, 2010) 

2018-03-21T20:18:56+00:00 Blog, Emotional Health, Exercise, Uncategorized|