• You Might Workout Better When You See Green

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    Green is often used in decorating for its calming effect. For example, guests waiting to appear on television programs often wait in a “green room” to relax.

    Working out in the great outdoors may produce more psychological benefits than hitting the gym, suggest researchers who say that “green exercise” may boost mood, self-esteem, motivation and enjoyment. But according to a new study, the positive effects of green exercise may have more to do with the color green than with being surrounded by nature.

    The study is the first to show that the color green may contribute to the  feel-good benefits of outdoor exercise, the researchers said. The findings were published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology in August.

    Researchers at the University of Essex in England had 14 college-age men ride an indoor stationary bicycle for five minutes while watching a video that simulated cycling through a natural environment. The researchers then switched the filter on the video screen from green to black and white for five minutes, and then to red for the same amount of time. The …

    Perhaps you are color blind and think this information doesn’t apply to you? Or you think it's a lot of hogwash! The simple answer is that as color is the vibration of light energy, it affects us all whether we can see it or not and whether we can feel it or not. Visually impaired people understand this and many can ‘feel’ colors very accurately. Of course we all see color differently, with different degrees of intensity, yet it still affects each of us on a subconscious level.



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