Research from the University of Essex in the UK has found that even five minutes’ exercise outside is all it takes to improve mental well-being, enhance your mood and boost energy levels: exposure to natural light means serotonin – the body’s natural feel-good hormone – is boosted, leaving you feeling uplifted and positive. Even a stroll will do the trick, so get your walking shoes on and head to Safa Park pronto.
MIND YOUR MOVEMENTS
It’s well-documented that aerobic exercise has the ability to soothe rattled nerves, but you don’t have to sweat it to reap the health benefits. An experiment by US cardiologist and health author Dr James Rippe, founder of Rippe Lifestyle Institute, studied different types of walkers and found the stress-reducing effects on the ‘mindful’ walkers – those paying attention to their footsteps, breathing and surroundings – were just the