Sit or walk in the greenery for 20-30 minutes.
The more biophilia (connection with nature) the better for life
Published: 08 June 2021, 06:54 PM IST
Research: Spend time with nature, you will always be healthy and wholesome
In a study published in the journal Psychology Frontiers, researchers recognized the importance of nature for life. Accordingly more biophilia (connection with nature) is better for life. Even though you can’t stay in the woods all day, so sit or walk between trees and greenery for 20 to 30 minutes a day, says Professor Marycol Hunter of the University of Michigan School for the Environment. This lowers the levels of cortisol (the hormone that causes stress). This is a less expensive and less risky way to reduce stress and prevent negative health effects. Study Gavin Jenkins, the second author of the study, says greening is suffocating amid urbanization. The challenge for governments is to make parks in cities a part of their main plans. Only then is nature felt.
Two months of research on 36 citizens
To see this effect of nature, Hunter and his colleagues asked 36 citizens to spend 10 minutes with nature three times a week for two months. Every two weeks, the researchers took saliva samples from these people, going closer to nature and earlier to measure stress. Data show that 20 minutes is enough time to lower cortisol levels. However, the best effect was seen between 20 and 30 minutes.
Research in the UK: Spend two hours a week in the park
A study of 20,000 people in Britain found that spending two hours a week in a park or forest can improve your health. Proximity to nature will keep you healthy even if you do not exercise during this time. However, exercise is even better.
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