Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 26, 2023

Nature Close to Home Associated with Well-Being During COVID

from CornellLab of Ornithology

Survey captures snapshot of nature engagement during pandemic.
Study examines types of nature engagement during pandemic

Again and again, studies have shown that exposure to nature can improve human mental health and well-being. A new study from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology dug a little deeper, looking at what kind of nature experiences were associated with a greater sense of well-being during the COVID pandemic. Their findings, published in the journal People and Nature, suggest that enjoying nature close to home was associated with the greatest sense of well-being, compared to longer, more intense nature excursions, or nature experienced second-hand through various media.

Read more  Survey captures snapshot of nature engagement during pandemic.

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