Just being in Nature can give you an emotional lift. A walk in the park can calm and restore you. This is something we take for granted in parks and recreation, because we have known it to be true ever since we started spending time in Nature.

But new research reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine now provides scientific proof that walking in Nature and spending time under the leafy shade of trees causes electrochemical changes in the brain that can lead people to enter a highly beneficial state of “effortless attention”.

The UK researchers state (with some justifiable ...


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