Let’s Step Outside! Spending 67 Minutes Outdoors Refreshes Mental Health

On average, people need to spend 67 minutes outside each day to feel refreshed.  

A poll of 2,000 U.S. adults also uncovered that over half of Americans (57%) are looking to spend more time outdoors than ever before.

Researchers found that the majority of those who spent time outside said it relaxes them, puts them in a better mood and helps them clear their heads.

On the other hand, spending more time inside can lead to feelings of depression, anxiousness and loneliness.

Nearly six in 10 (58%) will get stir-crazy after spending too much time inside, with the average threshold of indoor time being 10 and a half hours.

Outdoor plans getting derailed due to cancellations or bad weather can also lead to bad feelings. Nearly half (48%) of the respondents feel disappointed when their outdoor plans change, while others are frustrated and annoyed.