take two hours of pine forest and call me in the morning.

from the captain-obvious dept: turns out researchers are discovering that being out in nature can lower your blood pressure, fight off depression, beat back stress—and even prevent cancer. also, going on a hike boosts creativity by 50%, though the researchers admit they are unable to determine if , “…the effects are due to an increased exposure to nature, a decreased exposure to technology, or to other factors associated with spending three days immersed in nature.”

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