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Why an outdoor workout is better for you than indoors

By Gretchen Reynolds

12 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Working out in the park can improve your thinking more than working out inside. The Post explains why green exercise is so beneficial for our brains.

If you want to clear your mind and hone your attention, walk around a park for 15 minutes.

Research suggests moving your workout outside can be a simple way to magnify its benefits, not only for thinking but also health, happiness, fitness and motivation - a timely message as springtime temperatures rise, leaves bud, days lengthen and the outdoors beckons.

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