Health Tip: Spend Time Outside to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Here's its take on how a walk in the woods can help tame a few of life's stresses:
- The hustle and bustle of an urban environment invites stress and anxiety. By escaping to nature, you can calm your nerves with quiet sounds and serenity.
- Research shows that a 90-minute nature walk lowers activity in the part of the brain linked to negative thoughts.
- A change of scenery can help stir up creativity and offer inspiration that cannot be derived from being indoors.
- Time spent outdoors may boost a sense of belonging to the wider world, which is important for mental health.
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Posted: October 2018
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