I took some pictures while I was visiting family in Cali a couple weeks ago and boy are people active outdoors! (Can you blame them with that weather?!) People were biking, skating, running, flying kites, hiking, surfing, kayaking, you name it! Walking your dog in your neighborhood might be as exciting as your view gets, but it is important to be outside!
"Soaking in vitamin N [Nature] may also be the easiest mood lift ever: When people took hour-long walks in a park versus a mall, a stunning 90 percent of them reported higher self-esteem, and 71 percent said they felt less depressed, per research at the University of Essex in the U.K. (Nearly half the mall rats reported feeling worse about themselves and some felt depressed.)"
Read more at http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/nature?fullpage=1