A Study Just Linked City Parks To The Feeling You Get On Christmas

A Study Just Linked City Parks To The Feeling You Get On Christmas

This article originally appeared in MindBodyGreen.

Today in adorable scientific studies that somehow exist in the world: Researchers have just found city parks apparently give a boost to our moods and well-being that's equivalent to the one we get on Christmas morning.

We know from dozens of studies from around the world that being in nature can have almost magical effects on our physical and mental health: It lowers our cortisol levels, calms our brain's natural fight-or-flight response, can reduce inflammation and lower our blood pressure, and can even aid in our recovery from illness or injury. One study earlier this year found spending just 20 minutes in nature can dramatically cut our stress levels.

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