Green exercise quickly boosts mental health

May 5th, 2010

Published on BBCnews, 1 May 2010. – Just five minutes of exercise in a “green space” such as a park can boost mental health, researchers claim. There is growing evidence that combining activities such as walking or cycling with nature boosts well-being.

In the latest analysis, UK researchers looked at evidence from 1,250 people in 10 studies and found fast improvements in mood and self-esteem. The study in the Environmental Science and Technology journal suggested the strongest impact was on young people … (full text).

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