*On Creativity, Happiness and **Moving Your Body in Natural Settings*

From the article:

What does exercise have to do with
and happiness ? Where
does nature fit in? Research suggests that exercise lifts mood. Harvard
psychiatrist John Ratey says, “Working up a sweat could very well be one of
the most potent, underused prescriptions we have.” Movement – at least
three times per week for thirty minutes triggers mood-enhancing
neurotransmitters. Studies have shown that it can compete with
antidepressants. Other research has shown that nature (as opposed to
concrete) elicits imaginative, fulfilling play in children. Combining
nature and movement enhances your chances for creative thoughts and happy