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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.