News from the Earth — outdoor

Garden therapy is used in the treatment of pathologies or emotional states

Gardens offer active and participatory stimuli and distract the patients from their state of suffering and stress, an aid to free the mind and body, to recover a contact with themselves, with others and the world.

Air pollution cancels the benefits of outdoor physical exercise

Exercise is good for human health, but air quality typically warns against outdoor activity when particulate matter levels rise above certain levels. At what point do the dangers of air pollution outweigh the benefits of physical activity?

To find that out, researchers at the Seoul National University College of Medicine in South Korea conducted a country-wide study of nearly 1.5 million young adults. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, concluded that strenuous exercise in very polluted air could put young people at...