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November 12, 2018

Powerful Healing Effects of Nature

Did you know nature can improve your mental health and overall well-being?  

A study found that people who walked for 90 minutes in a natural area, as opposed to participants who walked in a high-traffic urban setting, showed decreased activity in a region of the brain associated with a key factor in depression.

It was also found that time in nature has a positive effect on mood and aspects of cognitive function, including working memory, as well as a dampening effect on anxiety.

Tip: Make an effort to get in at least two 15 minute walks outside throughout the day. Take a walk during lunch and after dinner.

Read more at: Stanford Researchers Find Mental Health Prescription:Nature

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