Spending 2 Hours In Nature Every Week Significantly Boosts Health


Spending 2 Hours In Nature Every Week Significantly Boosts Health

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: NatureResearch

Project End Date: Ongoing

Objective:

Modern life is busy, so it can be hard to take some time out to be with nature. But it may be worth the effort as a new study suggests slotting some time in the great outdoors could be pretty good for you.

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports in mid-June, says spending two hours in nature every week can likely significantly boost health.

People that spent at least 120 minutes per week in nature reported higher psychological well-being and better physical health than those who didn’t visit nature at all, or those who went for less than two hours a week. It didn’t seem to matter if the 120 minutes were spent in nature all at once or spread out throughout the week in shorter bursts. Spending more than two hours didn’t seem to bring about any particular benefits, researchers noted.

Summary:

See https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-44097-3


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Project entered on: July 6, 2019 at 8:38 pm


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