New research out of the UK has linked even five minutes of exercise in nature with an improvement in mental health. Using 10 studies that looked at 1,250 people, researchers found exercise in nature improved mood and self-esteem in participants. The effect was increased if a calm body of water was part of the nature. Jules Pretty at the University of Essex lead the study.
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This is really interesting and explains why I’m so partial to trail running… and saddened that those runs will be less frequent given the shorter days of autumn and winter. Cheers!