We typically eat more and exercise less during the holidays. Try these four tips for fitting in more physical activity.
Most of us instinctively know that taking a walk in a forest is good for us. We take a break from the rush of our daily lives. We enjoy the beauty and peace of being in a natural setting. Now, research is showing that visiting a forest has real, quantifiable health benefits, both mental and physical. Even five minutes around trees or in green spaces may improve our health.
Gardening is a great way to not only enjoy fresh air and the outdoors but to increase your physical activity, too. You may think of gardening mainly as a fun activity or a way to grow food for your family, but it’s also a good way to add more physical activity to your day. It can help strengthen bones and joints, lower blood pressure and help manage stress.