This podcast is one minute long. If you listen while going for a walk in a park or working in a garden, you’re 20 percent of the way to giving your mental health a good boost.
Because exercising in natural areas is not only good for your physical health—it can improve your mood and sense of well-being in as little as five minutes. So says research in the journal Environmental Health and Technology.
Exercise alone is known to make you happier. So is being in a natural setting. So scientists at the University of Essex wanted to see the effect of combining the two. They evaluated 10 different UK studies involving more than 1,200 people.
Participants had taken part in activities such as gardening, sailing and country walks, and rated their mood and self-esteem.
研究表示，仅仅在五分钟的室外活动中，两方面（身体和精神）都得到显著提高。有精神错乱的人们更是受益良多。 研究者说这是首次研究得到一个（运动对身心健康的）正面作用所需要的时间量。 因此下载一些播客并且前往公园散步吧。
The research showed that both areas get a significant boost with as little as five minutes of outdoor exercise. And people with mental disorders benefitted the most. The study authors say this is the first study to quantify the amount of time needed to get a positive effect. So download a few podcasts and head out for a walk in the park.
2010-05-07 21:19 编辑：kuaileyingyu
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