We know that being outdoors, taking a walk in the park or spending some time in the sunshine is good for you.
But how does it impact your well-being?
Recent studies suggest spending time in nature decreases stress.
The study was published in the journal “Frontiers In Psychology.”
In the study published earlier this year, researchers suggest just 20 to 30 minutes spent in nature each day can significantly improve your mental health.
Participants could walk, sit or both, as long as they took their nature break during daylight hours, somewhere green and bright.
The study found the hormone that produces stress called cortisol dropped in participants who were prescribed outdoor relaxation time.
They were also advised to avoid using their phones, going on social media or having conversations while outside.
Lead researcher Mary Carol Hunter says she hopes the study will encourage cities to develop well-being programs and green spaces.
But the best thing about the so-called “nature pill” is it’s for everyone and it’s free.