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Jan 22, 2013

Why exercise makes us feel good ... go OUTdoors !

Anyone with any sort of fitness routine recognizes the feelings of a natural high.
Exercise anywhere is a good thing but exercise in natural environments has a greater benefit for mental health. Woodlands and parks seemed to have the greatest effect,
Activities in natural environments such as parks and forests in particular have a positive effect on stress, mood and fatigue,But the study, published in the journal Social Science And Medicine, showed that exercising in 'non-natural environments' such as gyms was not so good at protecting against poor mental health.