Nature and Wellbeing
Updated: Apr 6
During the strange and difficult experience of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us have been going outdoors and turning to nature to improve our wellbeing. Although the lack of many of our other leisure activities has been tricky, lots of people have actively enjoyed spending more time outdoors.
There is lots of evidence that spending time out in nature is beneficial. In a study from 2019 published in the journal Nature, researchers found that spending 120 minutes a week in outside in the natural environment is associated with good health and wellbeing.
One of the reasons I work outdoors is to benefit from the natural boost to wellbeing providing by an increased connection to the natural environment.
You can see the full study at the link below:
White, M.P., Alcock, I., Grellier, J. et al. Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing. Sci Rep9, 7730 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-44097-3