Recent research published in England indicates that getting outdoor exercise can significantly improve your mental health and well-being within FIVE MINUTES of being outdoors!!
But we already knew that…..
A few years ago, First Landing State Park installed “Fitness Stations” along the Cape Henry Trail that are designed to give you a gym-type workout in the great outdoors. Park guests have commented that being able toexercise outdoors made them feel more mentally alert, full of life, and self-aware.
If you work all day under flourescent light and in a 4’x4′ cubicle, by the end of the day, your mind and body craves the outdoors, natural light, and fresh air.
A Virginia State Parks Naturally Yours Passport that waives your parking fees and gives you additional discounts on cabins and camping for a yearcosts less than a month of gym membership.
Click here for a full list of Virginia State Parks Naturally Yours Passports, fee schedules, and application.
Do yourself a favor—get outdoors!!