If you want an easy way to increase the benefits of a workout, simply head out to any green area. While it’s fairly common knowledge that being in amongst nature has a calming influence, a recent study in the Environmental Science and Technology Journal has shown that the biggest effects of exercising in green spaces can be seen in just 5 minutes.
Further benefits can be had from exercising in a green area that also contains a body of water, such a river or lake.
Now that summer is on it’s way, get out of the gym and down to your local park to help improve your mental health as well as your physical health.

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