Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

"Green Exercise" and Mental Health

Have you heard of the "green exercise" studies being done at the University of Essex in England? I must admit that I only recently became aware of the work being done on outdoor exercise and mental health at that university.

I need to find out more about the idea of the psychological impact of outdoor exercise on people's moods and feelings of self-esteem. If you want to explore what is going on at Essex, you can check out the web pages on green exercise.

I'll try to learn more about green exercise and pass along what I learn on the RT Blog.


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