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    Three people climbing a mountain

    Regular Outdoor Activity can Lower Blood Pressure, Reduce Arthritis Pain, Help with Weight Loss, and Lower Risk for Diabetes, Certain Cancers, Osteoporosis, and Cardiovascular Disease

    Article Title: Benefits of Exercise in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Authors: Jennifer K. Cooney, Rebecca-Jane Law, Verena Matschke, Andrew B. Lemmey, Jonathan P. Moore, Yasmeen Ahmad, Jeremy G. Jones, Peter Maddison,& Jeanette M. Thom

    Cross country skiier and their dog

    Getting Outside Every Week for 150 Minutes of Moderate Exercise (Biking or Brisk Walking) or 75 Minutes of Vigorous Exercise (Hiking or Cross-Country Skiing) Helps to Maintain a Healthy Weight and to Reduce the Risk of Chronic Disease

    Article Title: Physical Activity for a Healthy Weight

    Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Climber in Zions National Park

    There is a Correlation Between Access to Outdoor Recreation Space and Obesity. Overweight Adults Report Spending Less Time Doing Physical Activities Outside than their Lower-Weight Neighbors

    Article Title: Green Space and Adult Obesity Prevalence in the United States

    Authors: Ramesh Ghimire, Gary T. Green, Susana Ferreira, Neelam C. Poudyal, & H. Ken Cordell