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What is Green Exercise? More Great Reasons to Get Outdoors!

Exercising outdoors.
Man riding bike in green valley
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As discussed in the previous step, it turns out that exercising in the presence of nature can have health benefits beyond getting your blood pumping.

Studies show that exercising in natural environments can have positive effects on self-esteem and improve your mood and the effect is especially noticed in people with mental illnesses like depression and anxiety.

Source: University of Essex, 2019.

For further information on this topic, check out these resources and readings:

  1. Queensland Health
  2. What The Outdoors Does To Your Brain
  3. Health Benefits of the Great Outdoors
  4. The research article below explains the influence outdoor exercise can have on individuals and the community. The Great Outdoors

Source: Teton, 2019.

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