Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to the recently published results of a large-scale research led by the University of Exeter, United Kingdom.

It found that people who spend at least two hours in nature a week are significantly more likely to report good health and higher psychological wellbeing than those who don’t visit nature at all during an average week. It doesn’t matter whether the 120 minutes are achieved in a single visit or over shorter visits. The research also found that the 120 minute threshold applied to everyone, whether men of woman, young of old, rich or poor, healthy or ill.

Nature For Health welcomes the results of this research, also because it indicates a minimum time that people have to spend in nature in order to receive significant health benefits. The result of the research allows health practitioners to advise people even better as regards the recommendation: “Go and have a walk in nature, it will do you good!”. Nature, that may be far such as wilderness areas, or rather close, such as town parks.

Source: Science Daily, 13 June 2019,  Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and wellbeing, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190613095227.htm