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Spending just two hours a week in nature is linked to better health and well-being

Peoples walk on the beach as waves break along France's Atlantic coastline at sunset in Montalivet-les-bains, France December 19, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau - RC144450AE30

Two hours a week in nature could be an important starting point for improving wellbeing. Image: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Mathew White
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Psychology, University of Exeter
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Probability of reporting good health peaks at around three hours in nature over the past week.
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