8 Reasons Why You (Really) Want to Spend Time in Nature

8 Reasons Why You (Really) Want to Spend Time in Nature

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In a recent story for the newly-launched New Brunswick tourism website, Dr. Willi Broeren, a family doctor in Fredericton and an outdoors enthusiast, put together a compelling list of 8 benefits of spending time in nature, pulling from research in psychology, epidemiology, neuroscience, and medicine.

The list includes:

  1. Spending time in nature makes us happy
  2. Access to parks decreases our risk of death and disease
  3. Being in nature is good for your brain
  4. Nature helps boost our immune system and decreases inflammation
  5. Nature has the power to heal
  6. Exposure to nature and greenery is good for students
  7. Walking in the woods is good for your physical well-being
  8. Spending time in nature makes us kinder

Read the full article, including the evidence behind each item, here.