Study: Nature Can Help Your Health

With temperatures nearing 100 degrees on the east coast, today might be the day to go for a hike, but when it cools down you might want to. A few new studies suggest that being in nature can help your health.

The New York Times has the scoop:

For those who can take the heat and cope with the pollen, spending more time in nature might have some surprising health benefits. In a series of studies, scientists found that when people swap their concrete confines for a few hours in more natural surroundings — forests, parks and other places with plenty of trees — they experience increased immune function.The scientists found that being among plants produced “lower concentrations of cortisol, lower pulse rate, and lower blood pressure,” among other things.

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