A daily dose of nature can preserve your sanity during the pandemic

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Elia Tabuenca García
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A daily dose of nature can help you maintain sanity during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a study published in Ecological Applications, a daily dose of nature can help us maintain mental health during the pandemic.





The study in question examined 3.000 Tokyo adults, demonstrating that those who lived in places surrounded by greenery had on average higher levels of self-esteem, existential satisfaction, subjective happiness. But also lower levels of depression and loneliness, as lead author Masashi Soga of the University of Tokyo pointed out:

“Our findings suggest that nearby nature can act as a buffer in reducing the negative impacts of a highly stressful event on humans. The protection of natural environments in urban areas is important not only for the conservation of biodiversity, but also for the protection of human health. "

SOURCE: Ecological Applications

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