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Take a Break and Get Outdoors


To say that this past year and a half have been tough is an understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every facet of our lives and put a strain on our mental health.

One simple way to destress and rejuvenate yourself is to explore the outdoors. With summer here, now’s a great time to go outside.

Austin Money, assistant director of outdoor adventures and student development at Missouri State University's Foster Recreation Center, shares benefits of heading outdoors, as well as tips and advice to maximize your trips.

Read the transcript.   

If you need help with resources, contact Money at

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