Nature-based activities might improve mood, reduce anxiety: Study

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): Outdoor nature-based activities can be effective for improving mental health in adults, including those with pre-existing mental health problems, a new study has found. Taking part in outdoor, nature-based activities leads to improved mood, less anxiety, and positive emotions. Activities lasting for 20 to 90 minutes, sustained over the course of 8 to 12 weeks, have the most positive outcomes for improving mood and reducing anxiety. Gardening and exercise are among the activities associated with mental health benefits. Engaging in conservation activities also makes people feel better. Nature-based interventions (NBIs) support people to engage with nature in a structured way to improve mental health.

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