Destressing in nature works
Go take a walk in the forest to reduce stress - interesting science news

In this recently published study, participants were asked to take a stroll in nature for 10 minutes or more for at least 3 times per week. The levels of cortisol as measured saliva samples both before and after the nature exposure was also done to study its impact.

Even taking a 20-minute break in nature will significantly reduce your stress hormones. Researchers have for the first time found the most effective dose of urban nature experience.

These ‘nature pills’ could be a low-cost solution to negate the health effects of increased urbanization and indoor lifestyles which is linked to several disease conditions.

Read the full story: Frontiers (via ScienceDaily)
Scientific publication: Frontiers in Psychology


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