Tuesday, November 20, 2007

a walk in the park

Posted by Kero at Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Feeling blue? the best way to beat it is to go green with eco-therapy. According to research, a walk in a green environment - like a park - helped cut depressive symptoms of subjects by 70 percent. It also has a marked improvement on self esteem.

Researchers say, doctors should be encouraged to recommend an outdoor workout program as a fir line of treatment for sufferers of depression and patients with mental health issues. With the abundance of parks in the UAE, it is easy to get your green fix - both Safa Park and the newly opened Satwa Park have special tartan tracks for walkers and runners. Other recommended eco-therapy activities include flying a kit e and gardening.

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