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(Saving...) Top 7 Places to Go Hiking in Cincinnati
* Mt. Airy Forest Ridge Loop Trail - 5083 Colerain Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223
* Withrow Nature Preserve Trail - 7075 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230
* French Park - 3012 Section Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45237
* Rowe Woods Perimeter Trail at Cincinnati Nature Center - 4949 Tealtown Rd. Milford, OH 45150
* Adena Loop Trail within East Fork State Park - 3294 Elklick Rd. Bethel, OH 45106
* Little Turtle Trail at Shawnee Lookout - 2008 Lawrenceburg Rd. North Bend, OH 45052
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november 2019 by kme
Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call Me in the Morning | Outside Online
Indeed, in 2008, the world reached a curious milestone: more people lived in urban areas than outside of them. In the U.S., urban areas grew faster in 2010 and 2011 than suburban regions for the first time since the 1920s. According to Nicholas Carr’s 2010 book The Shallows, the average American spends at least eight hours a day looking at some sort of electronic screen. Then we try to relax by watching TV. Bad idea. Research shows that this only makes us crabbier. Logan asserts that, since the age of the Internet, North Americans have become more aggressive, more narcissistic, more distracted, more depressed, and less cognitively nimble. Oh yeah, and fatter.

“When you’re pursuing a sport, you get cardiac points, but you’re not necessarily getting nature points,” she says. Research by her colleague Jason Duvall suggests that when you are distracted outside—running with an iPod, say—you may be more irritable and impatient later, less able to stay on task, focus, and plan than your nature-engaged peers.
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april 2017 by kme

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