“Green Exercise” Is Optimal for Good Mental Health

Posted by Trish Riley, May 4, 2010

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

Jules Pretty and Jo Barton explain in the study published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal that green exercise is physical activity in the presence of nature. Abundant scientific evidence shows that activity in natural areas decreases the risk of mental illness and improves the sense of well-being.

via Living Green Magazine – In the Green of Health: Just Five Minutes of “Green Exercise” Is Optimal for Good Mental Health.