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Study:5' of viewing urban green space support recovery from stress as shown in enhanced parasympathetic activity

This study indicates that five minutes of viewing urban green space can support recovery from stress as shown in enhanced parasympathetic activity. These findings strengthen and deepen the growing evidence-base for health benefits of green space in the living environment .In particular, the present findings point to the importance of visual access to green space in providing readily available micro-restorative opportunities. However, more research with more viewing time scenarios, different types of green settings, and different groups of participants is needed to further elucidate our understanding of the physiological and psychological pathways leading from viewing green space to recovery from stress.

Read the study at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4690962/pdf/ijerph-12-15026.pdf