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Psychological Improvement Benefits of Outdoor Activity - The “Nature Fix”
T opophilia Loving a particular la ndscape an identifying with it emotionally and spiritually. It is a landscape you instinctively, without evaluation, call home. Returning to it brings you peace, joy and gentle elation. Being in the Wild is a Nature F ix : Emory University researcher Andrew Miller provides compelling evidence that exercise leads to a stronger mind in addition to body physiological benefits. This may even eventually lead to new treatments for brain disorders. Muscles produce PCG- alpha 1, which is a general do-good compound for the body. It prompts more blood vessel development and mitochondria, and protective effects on the brain. Induced chronic stresses in mice resulted in depression. Key genes changed behavior from the stresses. Mice genetically altered to produce more PCG-1 alpha 1 in skeletal muscles seemed immune to chronic stress and exhibited fewer signs of depression. Why? The exercise- induced production of PCG-1 alpha 1 initiated chemical changes that neutralized a stress- induced toxin called kynurenine, which causes depression. Science News November 2015 p8 To be GREATLY EXPANDED - under construction
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Hunting Activities are a “Nature Fix”
Topophilia Loving a particular la ndscape an identifying with it emotionally and spiritually. It is a landscape you instinctively, without evaluation, call home. Returning to it brings you peace, joy and gentle elation. Being in the Wild is a Nature F ix: Emory University researcher Andrew Miller provides compelling evidence that exercise leads to a stronger mind in addition to body physiological benefits. This may even eventually lead to new treatments for brain disorders. Muscles produce PCG-1alpha 1, which is a general do-good compound for the body. It prompts more blood vessel development and mitochondria, and protective effects on the brain. Induced chronic stresses in mice resulted in depression. Key genes changed behavior from the stresses. Mice genetically altered to produce more PCG-1 alpha 1 in skeletal muscles seemed immune to chronic stress and exhibited fewer signs of depression. Why? The exercise-induced production of PCG-1 alpha 1 initiated chemical changes that neutralized a stress-induced toxin called kynurenine, which causes depression. Science News November 2015 p8 To be GREATLY EXPANDED - under construction