Walks in Green Spaces May Help Reduce Workplace Stress

According to a new study, completed by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan, people who regularly walk in green spaces, such as forests or city parks, have a better ability to cope with workplace stress.Walks in Green Spaces May Help Reduce Workplace Stress

For the study, the scientists examined data received from 6,466 Japanese workers aged between 20 and 59 years. These data were taken from the survey completed in November 2017.

All respondents who took part in the survey were divided into groups depending on the regularity of the walks in green spaces. Then, researchers examined the correlations between the times spent in nature and such factors as sex, age, marital status, education, household income, smoking, and physical exercise.

The analysis showed that people who regularly walked in parks or forests, at least once a week, had better SOC (sense-of-coherence) scores, even after all demographic factors were adjusted.

Prof. Shinichiro Sasahara of the University of Tsukuba, one of the study authors, says: “Forest/green space walking is a simple activity that needs no special equipment or training. It could be a very good habit for improving mental health and managing stress.”

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