Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Enjoy your run
More and more studies are showing that physical and mental health go hand in hand. A recent study also concludes that the surroundings of your workout make a difference both physically and mentally.
Participants were given a number of images to view while working out on a treadmill. Those who viewed pleasant urban and rural images had an increase in mood and self-esteem and a decrease in blood pressure versus those who viewed unpleasant urban or rural images.
The conclusion is that working out in pleasant surrounding has a positive effect for your mental health as well as your physical health so get outside and find a nice park or trail to do your exercise on.
Pretty J, Peacock J, Sellens M, Griffin M. (2005) The mental and physical health outcomes of green exercise. Int J Environ Health Res. Oct;15(5):319-37.
Posted by Tony Denford