Reminder: Go Outside ☀️

By Faran Krentcil, Fact checked by Jessica Ochoa

1 min read

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Go outside for 17 minutes.

Studies show that spending just 17 minutes per day outside helps heighten your mood, focus, sleep, and even sex drive. Some examples: 

bulletStudents at the University of Michigan experienced 20% better memory after taking a walk through a local park.

bulletPeople in Japan were 55% more relaxed after spending the weekend in a forest—and 23% more relaxed for the next month in their regular lives.

bulletDirect exposure to sunlight can increase libido by as much as 40%.

bulletHikers at UC Berkeley had 46% better creative thinking skills after returning from their trek.

Go Outside for 17 Minutes 

1 Scientific Reports journal

2 University of Michigan psychology department

3 International Journal of Environmental Health

4 Cell Reports journal

5 UC Berkeley