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Study of Veterans Finds Links Between Outdoor Activities, Improved Mental Health

(7/29/2013)

Study of Veterans Finds Links Between Outdoor Activities, Improved Mental Health
ScienceDaily
July 25, 2013

Veterans participating in extended outdoor group recreation show signs of improved mental health, suggesting a link between the activities and long-term psychological well-being, according to results of a new University of Michigan study.  "The findings suggest that extended group-based nature recreation can have significant positive impacts on veterans struggling with serious health problems," said Jason Duvall, a research scientist at the U-M School of Natural Resources & Environment and one of the study's lead authors. "Although more research is needed and many questions remain, the use of extended group-based outdoor recreation programs to ease veterans' transition back into civilian life seems to be a promising approach."

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130725112735.htm

 


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