Let Exercise Go To Your Head

You've probably experienced the mental boost an invigorating workout can leave you with. A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology suggests a very simple way to add a feel good component. All you have to do is take your workout to the park. An analysis of 1252 subjects encompassing 10 previous studies revealed that as little as 5 minutes of physical activity out in nature boosted self-esteem. The effect was magnified in blue/green environments, such as a park with a pond.

True Strength Moment: If you live in a big city, you'll be happy to know that you don't have to hike out into the deep woods or even the suburbs to feel the good 'green' energy. Anywhere you can get to that's naturally green with vegetation can produce similar results. Even better, the 5-minute feel good is available to people of all age groups. All you have to do us get up off the couch and head outside.
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