Walking in the park promotes humor and self-esteem, says study
A brief walk in green areas such as parks and gardens can significantly improve mental health, bringing benefits for mood and self-esteem, according to a study by the University of Essex in the UK.
Comparing data from 1,200 people of different ages, genres and mental health status, the researchers found that who engaged in outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, gardening, fishing, canoeing, horse riding, and agriculture, had positive effects on mood and self-esteem, even if these activities were practiced for only a few minutes a day. The greatest benefits reported by researchers were between the younger and those who already had mental problems. The exact reason for improved health is not yet known, but the benefits have been proven by scientists, who warned that politicians should develop more greenfield projects in large cities and encourage people to spend more time exercising in parks and squares.
One of the study's researchers, published in Environmental Sciente & Technology, said there could be great potential benefit to individuals, society, and health care costs if all groups of people self- plus "green exercises."
According to the authors, all social groups and age groups can benefit from this type of activity. And all natural environments had positive effects for the participants, although green areas had the greatest benefits for mental health.
You may have seen many famous working out daily with the help of a personal trainer. This professional is a physical educator, that is, has knowledge about exercise techniques and, above all, about the body as a whole. However, we know that it is not so simple to have a personal always together to train, after all, it costs money.
Many professions today require you to sit for a long time. But there are still those that are more dynamic and keep you standing all the time. Your weekly routine leaves you with questions such as: What physical activity do you do today if you've walked so much at work? I sat up and got up a lot? Or did I sit for a long time?