How long to be outside?


To gain notable health benefits from being outside, such as reduced stress and anxiety along with improved mood and creativity, spending at least 20 minutes outdoors is recommended. This duration coincides with the time it typically takes to walk about a mile. Engaging in even this minimal amount of daily outdoor activity can be very beneficial 1.

Nature's Minimum Dosage

Gregg shares the benefits of getting outside for just 20 minutes a day. Scientific studies show that even this minimum dose of nature exposure can decrease stress, anxiety, and increase creativity. Florence Williams' book, The Nature Fix, is a great resource to learn more about the science behind it.


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