Spend two hours a week in nature
We’ve known for quite a while that spending time in nature is good for you, but people often wonder how much is enough to see the benefits. Well, a recent study coming out of the UK has concluded that people who experience nature for two hours per week or more are more likely to report good health and psychological wellbeing. Researchers found that it didn’t matter how participants achieved their total time outdoors, whether in one long stretch or several short visits, but the greater the weekly “dose” of nature exposure up to about 300 minutes, the bigger the benefit. The pattern of wellbeing was consistent across lots of different groups in society, including young and old, male and female, rich and poor. It seems it benefits everyone. So there you go. A defined goal to work towards. Go for short daily walks at lunch through a local park or take a longer hike through a forest on the weekend. Either way, you’re covered!