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God’s Prescription for Wellness: Take a Hike

Lots of independent studies are showing the mental health benefits of nature and green space.  Cortisol, the stress hormone that is associated with agitation, anxiety and aggression, is found to decrease in the bodies and brains of people who take a walk in a natural area.  Some medical experts consider a hike to be the equivalent of an anti-depressant.  Can’t take a hike?  Take a few minutes to watch a nature video as it has a similar effect.  Here’s one 3-minute nature walk to get you started.




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