Critical Links Between Outdoor Recreation & Mental / Physical Wellness
Trails are critical to our community's landscape and serve as a connection between people, public health and pedestrian/cyclists mobility. Scientific research and health professionals alike agree that hitting the trails is advantageous for all aspects of fitness and mental wellness.
"It is well known that exercise is good for mental and physical health, but a recent study showed that exercising outdoors reduced anxiety more than exercising indoors. So, if people are feeling anxious and caged up indoors, then it is good to know that there are free, accessible options for getting outside and reducing stress," says Dr. Dennis Johnston, a Clinical Neuropsychologist.