Findings from a new study could see doctors prescribe patients with a ‘nature pill’ to reduce stress – and we’re all about it.
The study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, measured participant’s stress response to nature revealing that just 20 minutes of contact with nature will lower stress hormone levels. It’s the first research of its kind to establish an effective dose of an urban nature experience, allowing doctors and other healthcare practitioners to be able to prescribe time spent outside – or ‘nature pills’ – on an evidentiary basis.
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