Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 24, 2019

Documented Health Benefits of Time in Nature

The New York Times reports on “How Much Nature Is Enough? 120 Minutes a Week, Doctors Say”

It’s a medical fact: Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is good for you.

A wealth of research indicates that escaping to a neighborhood park, hiking through the woods, or spending a weekend by the lake can lower a person’s stress levels, decrease blood pressure and reduce the risk asthma, allergies, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, while boosting mental health and increasing life expectancy. Doctors around the world have begun prescribing time in nature as a way of improving their patients’ health.

Read full article How Much Nature Is Enough? 120 Minutes a Week, Doctors Say – The New York Times


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