New Research Documents the Health Benefits of Nature
About research, conducted by MaryCarol Hunter, at the University of Michigan, and Dr. Marc Berman of the University of Chicago.
Intuitively, people know nature is good for them, and research backs that up. But what dosage is needed? Recent studies have explored the duration and frequency of time spent in nature that are necessary to yield health benefits. This research, funded by the TKF Foundation, shows that just 10 minutes of exposure to nature, two-to-three times per week, produces mental restoration benefits. Short nature time-outs can happen in small, urban green spaces or one’s backyard; one need not travel beyond the city to visit big parks or wild places. 11/24/15 in Land Updates from ASLA.
Nature Sacred, helping communities heal from the outside: www.naturesacred.org