5 Minutes of Green Exercise Improves Mental Health

An older woman and younger woman walk through the parkIs there such a thing as green exercise? The word green is often associated with concepts like the energy and recycling and is now being applied to our other lifestyle choices as well.

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
Findings appeared in the American Chemical Society’s Environmental Science & Technology journal.