December 13, 2017

SPH Department of Kinesiology Assistant Professor Jennifer Roberts is quoted in this article about winter activities at the Patuxent Research Refuge. She said spending time outdoors can help strengthen an individual’s immune system, as well as boost stress management and improve self esteem. Kinesiology department research assistant Julie Maier said there is also a spiritual component to spending time in such beautiful places as a national park or wildlife refuge. “You can have this sense of awe, this sense that there’s something bigger than you,” Maier said.

 

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