Take A Walk In The Woods

If you live within a mile of a green space, chances are you're healthier and happier than those surrounded by concrete and asphalt. That's what a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health suggests. Researchers analyzed the medical records of 345,143 people in Holland. Those living in urban environments had a higher prevalence for 15 of the 24 health conditions they tracked.

The Bigger Picture: While few city dwellers can afford to keep a house in the country, the opportunity to get out and enjoy nature is open to almost anyone. Most cities set aside space for parks and the countryside looms not very far outside the city limits of most major metropolitan areas. You don't have to live in the woods to spend some quality time hiking through them.
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Nov 01, 2009
i think the old fashioned running in the park for 35 minutes at a constant pace once a week is good for bodybuilders. i often come across people who could run on treadmills at an impressive pace but when it comes to nature they really fail. why is it so?