Get Outside

We all know that exercise is good for our physical health, but we may not know that exercise may also serve as an anti-depressant. According to Dr. Michael Craig Miller, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, “low-intensity exercise such as walking “spurs the release of proteins called neurotrophic or growth factors, which cause nerve cells to grow and make new connections. The improvement in brain function makes you feel better.” 1

Participating in our outdoor activities makes everybody feel better, especially since our programs have a strong social component.  Participants become friends. Please don’t hesitate to join one of our groups, and identify yourself to the leaders as a newcomer so that we can welcome you warmly and with open arms.  Check out our calendar and come along!  If you’re not quite sure whether the chosen activity is right for you, please or email the leader with your concerns.  Everybody is welcome to our activities, even if they’re not Sierra Club members.

[1] Harvard Health Letter, March 25, 2019