FeaturesConnectedness to Nature and Improved Health OutcomesAllen, Cynthia Ph.D., ACSM-CPT Author Information Cynthia Allen, Ph.D., ACSM-CPT, is an associate professor in the Exercise and Sport Science Department at Carthage College where her research has focused on issues related to quality of life and improving teaching effectiveness. She is also a YogaFit certified teacher. Disclosure: The author declares no conflict of interest and does not have any financial disclosures. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: 7/8 2022 - Volume 26 - Issue 4 - p 11-16 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000779 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief Apply It! By reading this article, readers will: • Discover the concept of connectedness to nature. • Identify the potential health benefits of green exercise. • Explore strategies for designing impactful green exercise. An increased awareness and appreciation of the natural world can help clients embrace green exercise. This is particularly topical during an infectious disease pandemic such as COVID-19 when indoor exercise is limited. Intentionally designing strategies to connect clients with the natural world through green exercise can lead to improved health outcomes. With practice, fitness professionals can design and facilitate impactful green exercise options. Copyright © 2022 by American College of Sports Medicine.