Join the new “green exercise movement.” Move your workout outside and you’ll soak up the beauty and the benefits of being in nature. Studies show that as little as 5 minutes of walking in a natural setting can increase your self-esteem, boost your mood, and slash high blood pressure. Not only that, but new research says that people who are active outdoors exercise longer that those who work out inside only. So lace up your shoes and head for the park or hit the trail. Mother Nature will reward you.
~ taken from Prevention.com, May 2013