Health: Can You Spare 20 Minutes a Day

What if you could reap health benefits like lowering blood pressure, weight loss, enhanced immune function, reduced levels of stress hormones and improved mood by doing something very simple and enjoyable for 20 minutes or less a day? Would you be willing to do it? So often it seems like we have to make sweeping changes and it becomes complicated and difficult to maintain the change.

What I am suggesting here, according to a new study, is simply spending two hours a week in nature. This research found that people who spend at least 120 minutes a week in nature are significantly more likely to report good health and higher psychological well-being than those who don’t spend time in nature at all during an average week. So walking your dog at the local park counts! And 2 hours a week isn’t a hard and fast rule – spending less time was beneficial as well. And it didn’t matter if you spent 2 hours in one shot or split it up over the entire week – it was all helpful.

One of my favorite things is walking several times a week on one of our local trails When weather permits. But even if you live in an urban area, there are usually greenspaces you can find and being in contact with nature is one of the best things you can do to enjoy vibrant health and wholeness.

How much time do you spend in nature?

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4 Responses to Health: Can You Spare 20 Minutes a Day

  1. I’m here to tell you Ms. Ann; it works! Living on a ranch, I get plenty of “nature time.” What I don’t always get is “enjoying nature time.” I’m often outside doing chores, but I am refreshed, renewed, and re-energized most when the chores are done and I can sit sit atop a hill or under the cedar trees or pines and just relax and commune with the heavens. I pray you can find those quiet times in nature also ma’am. God’s blessings.

    • amusico says:

      Yes, J.D. there’s a big difference between getting nature time and enjoying it for you, but it’s wonderful that you do enjoy it when the chores are done and it is benefiting you. During the spring, summer and fall besides walking on the local trails at least 3 times a week and often more, we mow the lawn, do yardwork and work on the garden. I love every minute of it. I usually use lawn mowing time to pray in the spirit! God bless you J.D.

  2. Holly Scherer says:

    You know I spend as much time in nature as possible. I think our disconnection with the earth is a big part of how sick we are as a culture. My goal is to get out for at least an hour per day. It’s such a gamechanger, especially if I’m having a bad day.

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