One Easy Way to change your mood

One Easy Way to change your mood

A Walk in the park = Happy?

A walk in the park may change the workings of our brains that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature.

Tom Hanks bumps into wedding party while on a Central Park, NYC- Smiling now?

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There are many therapeutic benefits to the mind and body getting being close to nature in a park whether its a walk, run or stroll.

Most of us today live in cities and spend far less time outside in green, natural spaces than people did several generations ago.

City dwellers also have a higher risk for anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses than people living outside urban centers.

These developments seem to be linked according to a growing body of research. Various studies have found that urban dwellers with little access to green spaces have a higher incidence of psychological problems than people living near parks.  City dwellers who visit natural environments have lower levels of stress hormones immediately afterward than people who have not recently been outside.

feeling tense or need to unwind? find a close by park or nature reserve and talk a walk - you will feel better - promise!

Believe the research and take that next mini-break outside! You will feel happier and sleep better - go for it, and take a co-worker with you.

Feel like Joe (Tom Hanks)  & the Volcano? - those fluorescent light getting you down?   Take an office mini-break and get outside with a co-worker or even better a bunch of them.

Feel like Joe (Tom Hanks)  & the Volcano? - those fluorescent light getting you down?   Take an office mini-break and get outside with a co-worker or even better a bunch of them.

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