Just 5 Minutes Of “Green Exercise” Improves Mental Health

    A couple walking in a park in fall, the woman holding a leaf that has changed colors.Is there such a thing as green exercise? The word green is often associated with concepts like the energy and recycling. The term that was once only applied to the environment is now being applied to our other lifestyle choices as well.

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    Green exercise is basically an activity in the presence of nature, and recent evidence shows that it leads to positive short and long-term health outcomes.

    Just five minutes of exercise in a park, working in a backyard garden, on a nature trail, or other green space will benefit mental health.

    The Study

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