More on Doses of Nature (01-14-19)

Meredith and colleagues investigated the mental health consequences of college students spending time in nature.  They determined via a literature review that “when contrasted with equal durations spent in urbanized settings, as little as 10 min of sitting or walking in a diverse array of natural settings significantly and positively impacted defined psychological and physiological markers of mental well-being for college-aged individuals.”

Genevive Meredith, Donald Rakow, Erin Eldermire, Cecelia Madsen, Steven Shelley, and Naomi Sachs. 2020.  “Minimum Time Dose in Nature to Positively Impact the Mental Health of College-Aged Students, and How to Measure It:  A Scoping Review.”  Frontiers in Psychology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02942