Researchers are attempting to quantify how much time spent in nature (not just outside) leads to better health and mental well-being. While it may seem like common sense that connecting with nature has benefits, putting a minimum time limit on it is helpful for guiding who need to schedule it into their work week.
Across all types of people, 2 hours was the magic number—but it could be broken up throughout the week. While other studies have found that living in a neighborhood with more greenery is beneficial, for the benefits in the study your yard or a park aren’t enough. By nature the researchers were looking at openspaces and other untamed land.
You can multitask: read a book, do some exercise, or bring a project to help make the time to connect with nature. You don’t have to be meditating, performing yoga on a cliff, or climbing trees. All it takes is a walk with a friend, some time in a national park, or making a trip through your local openspace while you’re out running errands.
If you do get your feet sweaty on your outing (or even if you just step in a puddle) you can get your shoes back to fresh with Smelly Shoe Spray. Smelly Shoe Spray uses simple ingredients to fight odor. With peppermint for a quick cover up and colloidal silver to kill the germs that cause odor, Smelly Shoe Spray can keep your shoes, and your feet, fresh.
Get back to nature this summer, and keep things fresh with Smelly Shoe Spray.