As the weather starts to break for the better in most parts of the country this month, I hope you’ll start spending some extra time communing with nature.
In my opinion, there’s truly no better way to welcome the warmer temperatures and longer days!
Not only can it make you feel happier… improve sleep… and even eat healthier…
But a new study suggests this valuable time with nature can actually OVERHAUL your need for highly overprescribed pharmaceutical drugs!
Here’s what I mean…
Finnish researchers recently interviewed about 6,000 people—living in three of the country’s largest cities—about the time they spent in nature. Specifically, they asked the participants about their visits during the week to forests, parks, beaches, cemeteries, grasslands, wetlands, and zoos.1
It turns out, those who simply visited ANY of these places three to four times a week had a lower likelihood of using:
Blood pressure drugs (up to 36 percent)
Mental health drugs (up to 33 percent)
Asthma drugs (up to 26 percent)
It’s incredible how something so simple can have such a POWERFUL effect on your health and well-being.
I mean, what if simply spending time in nature could ultimately SQUASH your need to take a serious medication… or offer an opportunity to break free from one?
Now, I’m not saying to ditch the drugs solely because you DO regularly get out in nature. You should always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your regimen.
But this serves as a timely reminder to NEVER overlook the healing, therapeutic powers of Mother Nature.
Not to mention, other research suggests just 20 to 45 minutes out in nature is the minimum “dose” you need to live your healthiest, happiest life!2
So get out there this spring and enjoy some wind in your hair, grass under your feet, or sand between your toes as often as possible. After all, that’s exactly what THIS doctor prescribes!
And—be sure to see your doctor regularly. Because you never know what conditions your healthy lifestyle may combat over time.
- “Enjoying nature may lessen need for some medications, study finds.” CNN Health, 1/17/23. (cnn.com/2023/01/16/health/nature-mental-health-study-wellness)
- “Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and wellbeing.” ScienceDaily, 06/13/2019. (sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190613095227.htm)