Monday, May 10, 2010

Go Outside: Because You Can

Finding five minutes in your day seems easy right? Er, maybe not. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Essex suggests that enjoying some fresh air for just five minutes could improve your mental health.

After analyzing 1,252 people in the U.K., researchers found that doing some kind of "green activity" such as biking, walking or even gardening can enhance a more positive daily outlook. Sure, it goes without saying that keeping up with exercise only does a body good, but just being in the "presence of nature" can have long-lasting enjoyment as well.

Say hi to your neighbors. Pet the dog across the street. Fly a kite. Plant a tree. Just get outside.

[Thanks Lifehacker]

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