Jacobs cited in BDN story about outdoor exercise in winter

Lauren Jacobs, University of Maine lecturer of outdoor leadership, was interviewed in a Bangor Daily News story about cold-weather outdoor activities and the benefits of simply being outside and enjoying nature. “There are all sorts of documented benefits of being in nature, such as reducing stress,” Jacobs told the BDN. “And a bunch of studies have shown that people tend to exercise more vigorously when they’re outdoors. There’s just something about being outdoors that makes you feel like you can work harder but doesn’t feel as hard as if you were doing that same exercise on a treadmill [indoors].” The Piscataquis Observer shared the story.