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Regular visit to park keeps stress, anxiety and depression at bay

According to a new health research, people who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who do not.


  |  Updated On : June 26, 2016 05:09 PM
Regular visits to park keeps stress, anxiety and depression at bay

Regular visits to park keeps stress, anxiety and depression at bay

New Delhi :  

According to a new health research, people who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who do not.

We all know that keeping by nature’s side has its own positive effects on our overall well-being but now science also brings it to the light that taking a stroll in parks or some green area keeps depression, anxiety and stress at bay. The study was conducted by University of Queensland (UQ) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED).

According to Dr Danielle Shanahan, parks offer health benefits including reduced risks of developing heart disease, stress, anxiety and depression.

“If everyone visited their local parks for half an hour each week there would be seven per cent fewer cases of depression and nine per cent fewer cases of high blood pressure,” Shanahan said.

The research highlights the importance of parks and shows that  minimum dose of mother nature is all what we need to shun stress, depression and anxiety in our lives.

To prove the same, researchers came up with specific evidence that we need regular visits to the parks to ensure we get these benefits. The research was published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.

First Published: Sunday, June 26, 2016 05:05 PM

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