Ever heard of green exercise? Me, neither! Listen in to today’s podcast and decide what your favorite green exercise is!
What IS Green Exercise?
“I think I know why I escape to Alaska every summer,” I told a friend recently.
“Yeah. Your grandson lives there. It took you five years to figure that out?”
I laughed. “No, not just because my grandson lives there. It’s because it’s so hot in Arizona I have no desire to walk out the door all summer long.”
“And it snows all summer in Alaska,” she joked.
“No, but it’s so green. Alaska gets heat waves, too, but they don’t happen very often. A summer full of gorgeous weather, towering green trees, wildflowers galore, aqua water, and family. What more could a gal ask for?”
She shuddered slightly. “Not to mention bears, mosquitos, rain to make all those green trees, and cooler temperatures. Nope, give me the desert heat any day.”
I know my friend gets outside in the heat and enjoys every moment of burning sun. We both have the right idea, even if we require different climates to carry it out. It has a name: Tree bathing. Green exercise. Blue exercise.
All of these terms share the same essence (not just the smell of fresh air). Exercise matters, but so does WHERE we exercise. I never really understood the difference until I had to limit my exercising to riding a stationary bicycle indoors for two months.
In today’s podcast I’ll sure some information about green exercise and how it can improve our physical health. I’ll end with actionable hacks to help you get started on increasing your green exercise (even if it’s outside in the red desert).
What’s your favorite type of green exercise?
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