Exercising is certainly a positive activity that is good for your health. It was recently known also that the best exercise for your heart is backward walking. Well, do you prefer to do a workout at the gym or on green areas around the house? Physical exercise that is carried out in the woods or the park are able to reduce the risk of depression, and is two times better than exercising indoors.
Researchers at Glasgow University saw that natural environment plays a major role for mental health. Physical activities like walking, running and cycling, which are done around the trees and grasses will reduce stress levels of the brain.
The review led by Professor Richard Mitchell observed approximately 2,000 people active in exercise. From there, they found that physical activity performed in the natural environment is associated with a lower risk for mental health.
Professor Mitchell admitted that he was “shocked” by the findings. “There are about 50 per cent increase in community mental health if they are physically active in the natural environment, than those who are not,” he said, as reported by the Telegraph.
He added that the problem of mild depression, insomnia, and high stress levels can be overcome. “These results are reasonable. Being in an area that has lots of trees and grassy area can calm us. Forests clearly have it.”
Although exercise gives great benefits for your body, you still should be careful. It was previously known that exercise may trigger heart disease risks.Tagged with: