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National Sleep Foundation: "Relaxation Exercises for Falling Asleep."
Psychological Reports: "Benefits, Problems, and Characteristics of Home Aquarium Owners."
Anthrozoös: "Effect of aquariums on electroconvulsive therapy patients."
Marriage & Family Review: "Health, Aquariums, and the Non-Institutionalized Elderly."
BBC: "Aquariums 'deliver significant health benefits.' "
Journal of Environmental Psychology: "Blue space: The importance of water for preference, affect, and restorativeness ratings of natural and built scenes."
WallaceJNichols.org: "The Cognitive Benefits of Being by Water."
Environment and Behavior: "Marine Biota and Psychological Well-Being: A Preliminary Examination of Dose-Response Effects in an Aquarium Setting."
Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Exercise for Stress and Anxiety."
Mental Health Foundation: "Physical activity and mental health," "Altruism and wellbeing."
American Council on Exercise: "8 Reasons HIIT Workouts are So Effective."
PLOS ONE: "Twelve Weeks of Sprint Interval Training Improves Indices of Cardiometabolic Health Similar to Traditional Endurance Training despite a Five-Fold Lower Exercise Volume and Time Commitment."
American Journal of Public Health: "The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature."
The Dana Foundation: "The Amygdala: The Body’s Alarm Circuit."
British Journal of General Practice: "Music: a better alternative than pain?"
Mind: "How could relaxation help me?"
MentalHelp.net: "Socialization And Altruistic Acts As Stress Relief."
Berkeley Wellness: "The Benefits of Giving."
Ecotherapy -- the green agenda for mental health, Mind, 2007.
Peacock, J. The mental health benefits of green exercise activities and green care, Mind week report, February 2007.
Frontiers in Psychology: "The great outdoors? Exploring the mental health benefits of natural environments," "Psychosocial and Psychophysiological Effects of Human-Animal Interactions: The Possible Role of Oxytocin."
Journal of Attention Disorders: "Children With Attention Deficits Concentrate Better After Walk in the Park."
University of Minnesota, Taking Charge of your Health & Wellbeing: "How Does Nature Impact Our Wellbeing?"
Heart.org: "Spend Time in Nature to Reduce Stress and Anxiety."
AnxietyCanada: "How to do Progressive Muscle Relaxation."
Hormone Health Network: "What is Oxytocin?"
DIVERSEability: "Cats Make Great Therapy Animals."
Anxiety Canada Youth: "Visualizations: Mental Vacations."
Harvard Health Publishing: "Yoga -- Benefits Beyond the Mat," "Yoga for anxiety and depression."
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Yoga: In Depth," "Relaxation Techniques for Health."
Mayo Clinic: "Depression and anxiety: Exercise eases symptoms."
Harvard Business Review: "Quick and Easy Ways to Quiet Your Mind."
National Wildlife Federation: "It’s in the dirt! Bacteria in soil may make us happier, smarter."
Preventive Medicine Reports: "Gardening is beneficial for health: A meta-analysis."
Journal of Health Psychology: "Gardening promotes neuroendocrine and affective restoration from stress."
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