Commonly found in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae stimulates the same neurons in the brain as Prozac does, according to a 2007 study in London—making getting dirty a plausible alternative to expensive medication in treating depression
Then apparently I have also been picking the right work occupations too, in addition to hiking. Does that mean I'm in danger of overdosing on dirt???
hiking is also a low-impact workout
Really? Nobody told me that! I must be doing it all wrong! Has this author ever seen Boulder Canyon???
Actually, very cool article, thanks for sharing. Hiking is now second on my list as a great way to destress. Dogs still rate 1st in my book.....