A collection of stories, news and information that we thought you might find interesting and relevant.
- A new study of 1,200 Denver residents found those who spent more time in green spaces the first year of the pandemic reported less anxiety and depression. It also found that more than one-third spent more time in parks and on trails than they did pre-pandemic. Read more about the survey that ran from November 2019 to January 2021>>
- An analysis of pro cycling data finds that altitude-born South American riders race better at high altitudes than their lowland-born rivals. Read more at Outside: To Win In The Mountains, It Helps To Be Born There.
- Don’t like exercise? A new study of the brain’s signalling networks in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggest that your brain can be changed and it offers an optimistic perspective on the prospects if you stick with your exercise routine through the initially unpleasant early weeks. The results of this study suggest hat you can learn to love the gym, running and cycling, thanks to long-term adaptations in how your brain processes mood-altering chemicals.
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