I just read this article, “Nature and mood: using ecotherapy to treat depression” and it made all the sense in the world. Basically it compared walking in a “green area” vs along the highway or in the mall and the effects on depression or feelings of well being. Guess which path felt better? So as they say, location, location, location! It’s not about just getting the exercise, it is the ambiance of where you do it.
To see where I need to walk more look at the photo in my masthead! That is the coastside trail in Half Moon Bay, California.