Oct 30

Walk It Off: Study Finds Nature Walks Lower Stress

By MD for Seniors

Getting fresh air by taking a walk through the wilderness might be the cure-all for stress. A University of Michigan study found that walking, fresh air and social activity may help people relieve stress.

The study’s results
The researchers used 1,991 participants from the Walking for Health program in England, which organizes weekly walks for more than 70,000 walkers each year. The study authors noted they observed the most significant boost in people who dealt with an emotionally traumatic event, such as a death in the family, becoming unemployed, divorcing a spouse or a grave illness.

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