“Here’s your prescription, walk in the forest five times a week for an hour.”
8 July 2015
- From the sectionScience & Environment
According to experts, it is not inconceivable that doctors will be giving health advice like this in the not too distant future.
After decades of research, the scientific world is moving closer to pinpointing how exposure to nature seems to promote well-being.
A recent US study found that being close to nature might soothe the mind by reducing rumination – when negative thoughts get stuck on repeat, playing over and over in the mind.
We evolved with nature and it’s completely unnatural for us to be separated from it