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Getting outside is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, but did you know there are also several proven health benefits? In this month’s Teal Talk, MOCA Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany shares how you can reap many rewards by spending time outdoors.

Research shows that spending time outdoors can improve our health. Benefits include better sleep, reduced stress and depression, improved overall feelings of well-being and happiness, and better health for cancer survivors. You can take a closer look at the benefits of spending time outside in this article, published by The National Institutes of Health.

Being outdoors can help you feel freer and more grounded. It can provide a natural escape and help you refuel. 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 a walk around the block can be nourishing!

Interested in meeting others affected by ovarian cancer and walking together? MOCA is currently planning opportunities to get together for conversation and connection outdoors. Look for more information coming soon!

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STEFANIE GLINIANY