Here’s Why You Should Spend 2 Hours Per Week in Nature

Did you know that spending time in nature can improve your mental and physical health?

The University of Exeter in England conducted a study that examined the effects that spending time in nature has on health. After interviewing over 19,000 people and asking them how much time they are spending in nature, they concluded that people who answered with two hours or more per week feel better both physically and mentally better.

“It’s well known that getting outdoors in nature can be good for people’s health and wellbeing, but until now we’ve not been able to say how much is enough,” said the study leader, Dr. Mat White. “The majority of nature visits in this research took place within just two miles of home so even visiting local urban greenspaces seems to be a good thing. Two hours a week is hopefully a realistic target for many people, especially given that it can be spread over an entire week to get the benefit.”

Do you get you spend two hours per week in nature?