Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

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Hoover Boardwalk Some of us already feel the benefits of getting out in nature. For those not quite convinced, an article in the New York Times Health section reports that walks in nature, even a simple stroll in a park “…may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health.” Previous research has indicated that being in natural settings contributed to health; this new study looks in more detail at the physiological changes and mechanisms associated with stress reduction.

So check out the article and impress your friends with your detailed knowledge. You can find it online at the NY Times Web site.