Spending time outside—sunlight streaming down on you—is a surefire way to improve your health on multiple levels, as Dr. Kavanagh points out in our September newsletter.
But what of the incorporeal benefits?
"In the midst of a busy city, a park becomes, quite literally, an oasis, and a tree can bring about an epiphany no less intense than a beautiful painting."
- Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness
Stay tuned on Foray Fit throughout September as we bring you weekly highlights of public parks that will inspire you to take a stroll, take a seat, and soak up some vitamin D.
The Public Garden, Boston, MA
The city of Boston—beyond its well-known role in our country's revolutionary history— also plays an outsized role in the development of our urban culture and parks. The Public Garden, established in 1837, was the first public botanic garden established in the United States and directly abuts the Common, the country's first public park, established in 1634!
Beloved by Bostonians and visitors alike, the Public Garden offers some of the best opportunities to absorb the atmosphere of the city amidst the vibrant floral patterns of its planted beds.
No visit to the Public Garden would be complete without a stop at the iconic bronze sculpture commemorating the classic children's tale Make Way for Ducklings.
Abundant in both flora and history, the benefits of an afternoon spent in the Public Garden are countless.
Banner Image: The Public Garden Entrance Gate (stock photo ID 1550124515)
In our September newsletter, Dr. Kavanagh examines the extensive health benefits of being outdoors, beginning with the effects of sunlight.
How does regular exposure to natural light help regulate health?
We think you'll be encouraged by the answer!
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