Spending time outdoors can make you feel better about your health: study


A study out of the University of Exeter Medical School suggests spending just two hours a week outside in nature can make you feel better about your overall health and well-being.

Researchers surveyed nearly 20-thousand people, asking them how many times and how long they spent in a natural environment -- such as parks, beaches, woods, hills, and rivers -- over the previous week.

The study published in the journal Scientific Reports found those who reported spending more than two hours in nature were more likely to report higher levels of both health and well-being.

People who spent less than 120 minutes outside were no more likely to report good health or high well-being than those who reported zero minutes.