Birds are chirping, and spring is finally upon us. Nature is calling! In this month’s Teal Talk, MOCA Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany shares the many health benefits of spending time outdoors.
Spending time in nature has a number of health benefits and may lead to improvements in mood, mental health and emotional well-being. Being outdoors can help you feel freer and more grounded. It can provide a natural escape to comfort us and help us recharge.
If you can, try to get outdoors when you exercise. Do your morning yoga in a park or your backyard, or walk a nature trail. Even taking a break and sitting outside can be nourishing. You can read more about research that shows how spending time outdoors can improve our health in this article from the American Psychological Association.
Interested in meeting others affected by ovarian cancer, being outdoors and walking together? I invite you to join our monthly MOCA Walking Groups this spring and summer. Our Walking Groups meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10-11 a.m., at locations in the east and west metro areas. You can find more information about our upcoming Walking Groups, here. Survivors, loved ones and caregivers of all ages and abilities are welcome!
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