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They Don’t Call It the Great Indoors

Because when we get outside, something amazing happens. You can feel it. It can make us feel more energized and help us manage stress and strengthen our families. We think the world could use a little more of that. And we have the research to back it up.

A woman in a white sundress rides on the handlebars of a man riding a bike.

Spending 10 Minutes in Nature Can Help Reduce Stress

According to a 2019 study, urban dwellers who spent just 10 minutes connecting with nature three times a week experienced lower stress levels.

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A man, a woman, and a child all embrace each other while laughing and sharing a Nature Valley granola bar.

When Parents Spend Time Outdoors Their Kids Are More Likely To Do The Same

1450 kids answered questions about how much time they spend outside, and their outdoor time strongly correlated with their parents’ outdoor time.

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A young boy eating a Nature Valley bar sits on a street curb. He watches a woman do a handstand.

Living In A Neighborhood With More Nature Is Related To Reduced Stress

A 2017 study found that people living in neighborhoods with higher levels of vegetation cover and birds also had reduced stress.

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An elderly woman walks with her hand on the shoulder of a young girl wearing a backpack.

Spending 15 Minutes Walking in Nature is Energizing

A North American study found that young adults experienced an increase in vitality after a 15-minute walk in nature that they did not experience after a walk indoors.

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A smiling dark-haired woman hugs a tree while holding a Nature Valley bar.

People Who Exercise Outdoors Instead of Indoors Report Lower Anxiety

A U.K. study found that people who exercise indoors instead of outdoors experience higher rates of anxiety.

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