Twenty minutes a day in an urban park [if you can find one] makes you happier

Owl says: with many urban parks being sold off for poor-quality, high-cost housing it seems “wellbeing” just isn’t a priority.

“… Researchers from the University of Alabama found people who visited their local parks experienced physical and mental health benefits ranging from stress reduction to recovery from mental fatigue.

“Overall, we found park visitors reported an improvement in emotional wellbeing after the park visit,” said lead researcher Hon Yuen. “We did not find levels of physical activity are related to improved emotional wellbeing. Instead, we found time spent in the park is related to improved emotional wellbeing.” …”