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Get Outside! Feel Better and Stay Healthier With Outdoor Activities

Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, outdoors, exercise, environment, protection )

- 1798 days ago -
It's no surprise that more exercise enthusiasts are venturing outdoors, as a growing body of research is extolling the mental and physical benefits of alfresco activity.

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Past Member (0)
Friday May 17, 2013, 7:58 am
Every day, rain or shine! I treasure my outdoors time.

Constance F (418)
Friday May 17, 2013, 8:58 am
A win- win situation ! Adopt a dog and walk or run outdoors daily with your fur friend (s). Big smile

Chrissie H (23)
Friday May 17, 2013, 12:56 pm
Thanks for this Cher, you can't beat a walk in the fresh air. Great exercise and it's free.

Malgorzata Z (198)
Friday May 17, 2013, 1:05 pm
Zgadzam się z Constance, najlepiej na świeżym powietrzu spacerować z psem.

Vita P (40)
Friday May 17, 2013, 1:38 pm
Thank you for sharing.

Martha s (130)
Friday May 17, 2013, 2:19 pm
As soon as the sun shines Im out there,:)))))

. (0)
Friday May 17, 2013, 3:16 pm
There is no question, I always feel better after spending a few hours in my garden.

Birgit W (160)
Friday May 17, 2013, 5:09 pm
Totally agree, thank you.

Mary R (281)
Friday May 17, 2013, 7:30 pm

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday May 17, 2013, 10:57 pm
In late April, I took the challenge to get outside with nature for 30 minutes every day in May. I believe it is sponsored by the David Suzuki Foundation, but in any event, it is part of a study. I answered a survey before the beginning of the pledge and I will have another one at the end.

Activities can be gardening, walking, having a picnic etc. I have not been entirely successful in getting out for a walk everyday due to illness (strep) and some really horrid weather, but I can say that I notice a difference in my moods. I took to going for a walk in a park near me with a sandwich and fruit meal. I'd stop at a bench and eat my meal while watching the ocean, listening to the tide come in, the geese and ducks skwacking away, and believe it or not, this introvert actually communicated with strangers usually about their dogs.

There is absolutely no doubt about it, getting out is really good for everyone. Go prepared and enjoy.

Anna U (256)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 2:54 am
no question about it :) Thank you Cher!

Patricia H. (440)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 5:09 am
I Agree, noted

S S (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 6:19 am
Thank you.

Nancy C (806)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 7:31 am
Spent 3 hours gardening yesterday! Now, tending will get me out there. Want to get walking to. I envy Lynn's proximity to the ocean! I'd love that!!! I'll walk down the street to the Raritan River!!!

. (0)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 7:31 am
I walked this morning and played with our neighbor's foals.

Natalie S (13)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 10:22 am
While I like helping out with causes, nothing beats reading positive news.

Thanks for sharing!

Carol H (229)
Monday May 20, 2013, 5:52 pm
noted, thanks Cher
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