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The beauty of nature as a stress reducer

Summer is a great time to get out in nature, and new research proves that doing so can reduce stress. 

A study conducted by Frontiers in Psychology found that spending 20 minutes in nature can lead to a drop in the stress hormone cortisol. 

The cortisol levels were measured, reported by Harvard Health in their July 2019 newsletter, by taking saliva samples from volunteers before and after nature outings. 

Thirty-six people were asked to spend at least 10 minutes in a natural setting, three days a week for eight weeks. 

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