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Get the facts about the benefits of being outside

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"Researchers noted that people who had recently experienced stressful life events like a serious illness, death of a loved one, or unemployment had the greatest mental boost from a group nature outing."

" little as 10–20 min and up to 50 min of sitting or walking in a diverse array of natural settings has significant and positive impacts on key psychological and physiological markers, when contrasted with equal durations spent in urbanized settings."

"Light tends to elevate people's mood, and unless you live in a glass house or are using a light box to treat seasonal affective disorder, there's usually more light available outside than in."

"Landscaped settings, such as those found at botanic gardens or parks, have also been shown to have a role in stress reduction."

"Spending time in nature can act as a balm for our busy brains. Both correlational and experimental research has shown that interacting with nature has cognitive benefits."

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. –Alice Walker

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