Remind people of the benefits of “green exercise,” and take advantage of outdoor settings for training when possible, as we continue to navigate pandemic life.

A study from Polish researchers at the Institute of Forest Sciences in Warsaw showed that green exercise can bring about physiological and psychological relaxation in urban environments as well as forest settings. Forests provide higher levels of improvement, but even green urban atmospheres can feel restorative, improve mood and vitality, and lower blood pressure.

The study was published in Forests (2020; 11 [5], 591). To learn more about green exercise, read “Green Exercise: How It Benefits You” in Fitness Journal.

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