PHOENIX — When Henry David Thoreau and John Muir wrote about their outdoor experiences more than a century ago, they frequently touted the benefits of nature for their mental health, but they didn’t have proof.Modern researchers, measuring brain activity, heart rate and other factors, have confirmed it.
Nature is good for you. Exercise is good for you. Exercising in nature is even better.
“We can see changes in the brain,” said David Strayer, cognitive psychologist at the University of Utah.