Feeling stressed out?
Go for a walk.
The positive effects of a single exposure to nature make us feel happier for up to 7 hours.
We have long been aware of the positive effects of walking in nature can have on our mental health and wellbeing, and a study has found the positive effects of a single exposure to nature make us feel happier for up to 7 hours.
That means that walking to work in the morning, or taking the dog for a stroll first thing, can really leave you feeling happier all day.
The study by Urban Mind, including King’s College London, found that the benefits of experiencing nature on mental well-being are time-lasting and interact with an individual’s vulnerability to mental illness.