1. Being in Nature for 20 Minutes Can Reduce Stress Hormones  PsychCentral.com
  2. If You Want To Reduce Your Stress Levels, Get Outside  Scary Mommy
  3. Stressed? New Study Says You Simply Need a 20-Minute 'Nature Pill'  Good News Network
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Allowing yourself a 20-minute nature experience can significantly lower your stress hormone levels, according to new research published in the journal FrontiersAllowing yourself a 20-minute nature experience can significantly lower your stress hormone levels, according to new research published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. "We know that spending time in nature reduces stress, but until now it was unclear how much is enough, how often to do it, or even what kind of nature experience will benefit us," said lead author Dr. MaryCarol Hunter, an associate professor at the University of Michigan. "Our study shows that for the greatest payoff, in terms of efficiently lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol, you should spend 20 to 30 minutes sitting or walking in a place that provides you with a sense of nature." The researchers said health care practitioners can use this finding as a guideline for prescribing "nature pills" to their patients. Nature pills can be a low-cost solution to reduce the negative health impacts rising from growing urbanization and indoor lifestyles dominated by screen viewing. For an 8-week period,

Being in Nature for 20 Minutes Can Reduce Stress Hormones

Study published in Frontiers in Psychology found 20 minutes outdoors significantly reduces stress.Just 20 minutes a day will have you feeling all the positive vibes.

If You Want To Reduce Your Stress Levels, Get Outside

This new study suggests that healthcare practitioners can definitively prescribe 20-minute “nature pills” to soothe their stressed-out patients.This new study suggests that healthcare practitioners can definitively prescribe 20-minute “nature pills” to soothe their stressed-out patients.

Stressed? New Study Says You Simply Need a 20-Minute ‘Nature Pill’

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