Did you know that spending at least 2 hours a week of nature time outside is more likely to lead to good health and higher wellbeing?
According to a study in Scientific Reports anyways.
I’m not surprised with that statement, but there was one surprising thing, and that was the finding that those 2 hours could result in a similar type of health gains that you would expect from doing the recommended exercise quota each week.
That was interesting I found.
Obviously the study isn’t saying don’t exercise, it’s just saying that when you can’t getting outside can be just as beneficial.
And the best thing? It doesn’t even have to be 2 hours continuous – it can be broken up over the course of the week.
It doesn’t have to be physical activity too – just being outside in a park or you can even do the gardening (which granted can be physical).
Since we’ve moved into our house I’ve actually been surprised that for someone who was never a gardening type of person, that I actually don’t mind getting out and weeding and doing that type of thing.
You just put the headphones on and listen to a podcast and it’s actually nice to be outside and just doing something you don’t have to think too hard about.
I guess that’s the point of the research.
That it’s actually not that hard to do – just get outside and enjoy the benefits.
And of course, I know a great way to get the best of both worlds – immersing yourself in the great outdoors but also getting in some great outdoor workout action first thing in the morning.
Always happy to help you out there if you need it!
That’s always going to lead to an even better result for good health and higher wellbeing.
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