'Nature prescriptions' improve patient health: study

By Samantha Lock
Updated April 4 2023 - 2:53pm, first published 2:49pm
Researchers say "nature prescriptions" can help reduce stress and increase healthy behaviours. (Flavio Brancaleone/AAP PHOTOS)
Researchers say "nature prescriptions" can help reduce stress and increase healthy behaviours. (Flavio Brancaleone/AAP PHOTOS)

So-called "nature prescriptions" - when doctors recommend spending more time in nature - have been found to reduce patients' blood pressure, increase daily step counts and lower depression and anxiety scores.

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