Green exercise has more benefits

Written on Friday, February 8th, 2008 at 6:20 pm by Christiane

Somehow, after the gym I don’t feel as energized as after a good hike through the woods. Scientists recently found out what’s missing in most gyms: Something green.
The benefit of exercising outdoors goes beyond burning calories. Being outside in Mother Nature helps reducing stress, depression and anger and thus overall, improves the emotional state.
Nothing relaxes more than Mother Nature

Well, that’s nice to know, but not much comfort in the middle of a long New England winter. Today, it was snowing lightly throughout the entire day.

But it seems that research offers a solution for people with limited outdoor opportunities based on their geographical location:

Researcher at the University of Essex in Britain tested the impact of different views on treadmill runners. One group was exposed to idyllic rural views while running, and the other group to rather unpleasant city views. After 20 minutes of exercise the researcher measured blood pressure and how the participants were feeling. Needless to say, the group who looked at the rural views had the better results.

Nothing relaxes more than Mother Nature

6 Responses to “Green exercise has more benefits”

  1. Dorothee says:

    Wow, Christiane! What a lovely and relaxing photo! Very interesting study too. I am not so much into fitness club and feel it’s quite boring to stay inside on a machine, so I am glad to hear that mother nature gives better results than the urban background. I would rather walk for hours in the woods.
    Have a good day!

  2. Romy says:

    Too bad, the gym i go doesn’t have such a nice rural view on their walls! It will much more appealing indeed and more efficient too according to this study.

  3. Me2 says:

    I do like the combination Nature and Exercise. The only problem is that when the weather gets bad! This is why it would be a great idea to have these kind of soothing posters all over the gym club.

    • Lacey says:

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  4. Sujatha says:

    Ah, i see. Well tht’as not too tricky at all!”

  5. Etienne says:

    I just publish my oranigil stuff mostly. If I rip off something, I try and give credit or else change it up so there is no copyright infringement. The net is an animal that we either share and share alike or don’t get much use out of. I enjoy the wild west ways it has so far. Once the rules and laws of other media grab it, then its appeal will be diminished a bit I think.

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