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Sickly as a child, heartbroken as a young man over the loss of his wife and mother on the same day, Teddy Roosevelt found his salvation in nature....
- Timothy Egan, The Elephant Hunter of Trump Tower, NYT, MARCH 24, 2017

Long walks can improve moods and reduce anxiety, but the benefits may be greatest if the walks take place outdoors rather than in a gym, according to a new study by researchers in Austria.
- GRETCHEN REYNOLDS, For Exercise, Nothing Like the Great Outdoors, NYT, JUNE 28, 2017 [Karin Hofmann of Stuttgart, Germany, commented (June 28, 2017): Now that is a surprising result! Walking on mountain trails, taking in the beautiful scenery is more fun than walking on a treadmill. Who would have thought that?! Henry Thoreau, Journals (1838-1859), April 20, 1840: An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.]

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