Here’s A Convincing Health Reason To Go Hiking On Your Next Vacation

In case you needed another reason to book that mountain holiday, researchers have found that a quick hike could have serious benefits for your health.

In a report published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, scientists determined that participants who sat in nature for just five minutes reported more positive emotions when compared to people who did not spend time outdoors.

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Over the course of two studies involving 123 people, participants who spent time in nature reported more emotions related to comfort and pleasure, as well as greater feelings of awe, gratitude, and wonder.

Not only is this great news for anyone looking for an easy way to boost their mood in everyday life, but it’s also a stellar reason to incorporate some time in nature into your next getaway.