Exercising regularly is important, of course, but there's something special about doing so out in nature. Perhaps working out in the great outdoors gives your brain a respite from the multitasking of everyday life.
W. Thomas Boyce, MD, chief of the division of developmental medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, discusses how pervasive adversity in childhood increases the risk of physical and mental illness later.
Research keeps accumulating about the health benefits of tai chi, a form of martial arts built around slow, balanced, low-impacts movements. Studies have found it a particularly beneficial exercise for older people.