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Scientific Evidence That Being Outdoors Makes You Happy

By Bubbles
August 2, 2011

Now there’s actual proof that the effects of being outdoors and exercising are good for your health. An article in Scientific American magazine cited a research study conducted by scientists at the University of Essex just outside London. It was published in the Environmental Health and Technology journal.

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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Aug 1, 2011 9:01 PM CST
Sandi,

I knew being outside with the plants made me feel better. Now I have scientific backing! Smiling

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Bubbles
Aug 2, 2011 5:54 AM CST
Not to mention an excuse for us not doing housework!
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Aug 2, 2011 7:58 AM CST
Smiling
Coffee: Mother Nature’s jumper cables.

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careyana
Aug 2, 2011 11:41 AM CST
Glad to see the article Sandi!!!! Just a quick note ? on the 'garbage pail' picture - is that the 'castle' on the hill above Lake Austin?
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 2, 2011 1:48 PM CST
No it's on Lost Creek Blvd, up in the hills of Barton Creek. And Carey, it's for sale if you're interested!
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careyana
Aug 2, 2011 3:23 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing And I'm sure well within my price range! Whistling
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vic
Aug 2, 2011 3:36 PM CST
GREAT article Sandi!

I always love playing outside Hurray! Hurray!
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Bubbles
Aug 2, 2011 3:47 PM CST
Thanks Vicki, me too!

Carey you can probably get it fairly cheaply. It's been empty for over a year. We pass it when we take the squirrels to the farm.
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careyana
Aug 2, 2011 5:57 PM CST
I think "cheaply" is a relative term! Whistling Whistling Hilarious!
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Boopaints
Aug 2, 2011 6:10 PM CST
I love being outdoors and now I know why! Thanks for a fun article, Sandi, and for moving us to get our bottoms out of the computer chair for a little while every day!

ps. I want the house with the trash can. Whistling
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