Researchers have found that people who leave their cell phones, laptops and tablets at home and head for the woods enjoy a 50 percent increase in creativity after three or four days. The hikers also had better insight and problem-solving skills, according to a news release from the University of Kansas.
“Nature is a place where our mind can rest, relax and let down those threat responses,” said Ruth Ann Atchley, a researcher from the University of Kansas. “Therefore, we have resources left over – to be creative, to be imaginative, to problem solve – that allow us to be better, happier people who engage in a more productive way with others.”
Source: University of Kansas news release
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