Spending time in nature is good for you.. 24 Nov 2020
I know previously I have talked about the benefits I get from spending time in nature (see >> Does nature restore you? - Part 1 & Part 2), but I wanted to share details of a recent study with you.
Researchers from the University of Exeter studied the data from 20,000 people to look at the impact nature had on their health. They discovered:
Spending at least 2 hours a week in nature is the crucial threshold for good health and wellbeing.
Those spending less that 2 hours a week in nature did not report a benefit in their health or wellbeing from being in nature.
The 2 hours can be in a single visit or mutiple shorter visits.
The 2 hour thresholds applies to everyone irrespective of economic status, ethnicity, occupation or current health.
Researcheres noted there are many reasons why spending time in nature may be good for you including: