You don’t have to hug trees to be happy, but a study by Professor Pretty at the University of Essex found that walking by them can improve mental health. His research found that simply walking outside, in nature for 5 minutes a day can produce a positive effect on your mental health and elevate self esteem. So, take a walk outside and appreciate the benefits of nature. It will do you good! Tree hugging is optional.
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