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Researchers define beneficial dose of nature therapy between 10 and 50 minutes

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  • Attempting to define correct dosage of ‘nature therapy’, scientists find that positive effects of being in nature kick in after 10 minutes.
  • To find this, researchers reviewed studies that examined the effects of nature on people between the ages of 15 and 30.
  • 10 to 50 minutes in nature was found to be most effective to improve mood, focus, blood pressure, and heart rate.
  • After 50 minutes the effects tended to plateau.
  • This ‘dose’ of nature time is essential to giving college students a tangible goal they can aim for, making them more likely to ‘consume’ their daily doses.

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