Thanks. I’ve been snagging research articles on wilderness walking and this adds some and into a nice compendium to boot! More thanks.

There’s evidence that merely living near green space helps. See below. Add that to the benefits of walking and I’m sure there’s a multiplier. Related: Japanese ‘forest bathing.’

Btw, have you read Solnit’s Wanderlust? It provides great anecdotes to supplement the metrics. Plus inducement to a Wordsworth or Coleridge walking tour should you return to the old country.

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