Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Enjoying the outdoors to improve mental health

Gardening, cycling  or walking are outdoor activities good for your physical health and they can improve your mental health too.

"Research shows that those who are more active have a greater sense of wellbeing and have lower rates of depression and anxiety. Even simple activities like taking a stroll in the park, or doing some gentle outdoor exercise can have big benefits for our mental wellbeing." Mind website

If you are wondering what to outdoors and need some motivation try out the Activitiy picker from the Mind website.

Other tips:
  • Walk with a friend or family member
  • Take a camera to record what you see

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