Introducing the Amazing Seventh Tub, who leaves you flooded with feelings of happiness, euphoria and calm.
The Seven Tubs Nature Area is great pick for an afternoon pick-me-up. Thats because the brain releases dopamine and endorphins with exercise anywhere, including the Seven Tubs, and releases even more when you exercise in nature.
Once released into the bloodstream, these happy-chemicals engulf the body in feelings of happiness and euphoria — sinking the StressMonster and his disagreeable dispositions. All that Vitamin D gained from soaking up the sun? That lessens likelihood of experiencing depressive symptoms, too.
All that Vitamin D gained from soaking up the sun? That lessens likelihood of experiencing depressive symptoms, too. (Just don’t forget the sunscreen!)
For these reasons, pencil in some time in at the clear, blue skies of Seven Tubs Nature Area or any local park to avoid feeling, well, blue.
Exercise is great; exercise in nature is even better. Because outdoor physical activity reduces stress beyond that of exercise alone, local parks and trails are great places to fight the StressMonster.
Any amount of exercise is better than none. Just hiking once a week or walking ten minutes a day can reduce stress – especially if you’re starting from zero.
Outdoor physical activity doesn’t have to be expensive or inconvenient. You can find opportunities to fight the StressMonster outside every day by walking across the park, taking the long route, or parking the car farther away.
Sometimes exercise isn’t enough. Know when you should seek help. The StressMonster is a formidable foe, and sometimes we need the extra help of a health professional for our mental health, just like we sometimes the assistance of doctors for our physical health.