Dose of nature is just what the doctor ordered

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In our ever increasingly sedentary world, we spend so much time indoors parked in front of machines. A number of recent studies have pointed out the health benefits of spending regular time in nature. A number of different conditions saw significant improvements by going outside more regularly. Fresh air and sunlight have incredible healing properties.

Key Takeaways:

  • People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don’t, according to new research by Australian and UK environmental scientists.
  • “We’ve known for a long time that visiting parks is good for our health, but we are now beginning to establish exactly how much time we need to spend in parks to gain these benefits,” he said.
  • “Our children especially benefit from spending more time outdoors. Kids who grow up experiencing natural environments may benefit developmentally and have a heightened environmental awareness as adults than those who don’t.”

“”If everyone visited their local parks for half an hour each week there would be seven per cent fewer cases of depression and nine percent fewer cases of high blood pressure,””

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/311223.php

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