Nature Pills - Destress yourself in just 20 minutes!


Can you guess what most effective dose to reduce the stress is? – ‘Nature Pills’. Yes, it is absolutely true, for the first time the report is published in journal Frontiers in Psychology. Even the scientist suggested spending just 20-30 minutes in the surroundings where you can feel nature. Undoubtedly, this step will lower your stress level.
"We know that expending time in nature curtail stress, but until now it was not clear how much is enough, how often to do it, or even what kind of nature experience will help us," said MaryCarol Hunter, an associate professor at the University of Michigan in the US.
"Our research shows that for the greatest profit, in terms of efficiently lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol (that is also responsible for weight gain), you should spend 20 to 30 minutes sitting or walking in a place that caters you with a sense of nature," Hunter said in a statement.
Nature Pills are the low-cost solution for the negative impacts rooting from the flourishing urbanization and indoor lifestyles dominated by screen viewing.
To help healthcare professionals looking for proof-based directions on what exactly to administer Hunter and her colleagues framed an experiment that would give a realistic estimate of an effective dose.
Over an eight-week duration, participants were asked to take a nature pill with a duration of 10 minutes or more for at least three times a week.
Levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, were determined from saliva samples taken before and after a nature pill, once every two weeks.
"Participants were free to pick the slot of the day, duration, and the place of their nature experience, which was characterize as anywhere outside that in the opinion of the participant, made them feel like they've communicated with nature," Hunter said.
"There were a few limitations to minimize factors known to control stress: take the nature pill in daylight, no aerobic exercise, and avert the use of social media, internet, phone calls, conversations, and reading," she said.
"Building personal resilience into the analysis, allowed us to analyze the optimal duration of a nature pill, no matter when or where it is taken, and under the normal circumstances of contemporary life, with its instability and hectic scheduling," she added.
To make allowances for the busy schedule of these modern lifestyles, while also providing meaningful conclusions, the experimental design was innovative in other angles too.
The data unveiled that just a twenty-minute nature experience was adequate to significantly reduce cortisol levels. However, if you spent a little more time engrossed in a nature experience, 20 to 30 minutes sitting or walking or jogging, cortisol levels dropped at their greatest rate.
After that, additional de-stressing advantages continue to add up but at a slower rate.
"Healthcare practitioners can use our outcomes as an evidence-based rule of thumb on what to put in a nature-pill prescription," said Hunter.

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