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Scientists Discover That Nature Walks Are Great for Your Mental Health

Something as simple as taking a walk through the trees may lower depression.

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Living in the city can be stressful. Living in the country: also stressful. Fact: life is stressful. So a group of scientists, in an endless quest to determine what can lower our stress, recently did a study and came up with a beautifully logical result: sometimes, simply taking a walk through nature can lower our stress. The more green spaces we see, the better we feel.

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Yesterday, Morgan suggested stressed out New Yorkers schedule an appointment to punch Nate Hill. In his latest project, the artist Hill dresses up as a panda (wearing a chest protector) and invites passersby to take a swing at him.. This weekend Hill will be making house calls in Manhattan and Brooklyn. For an appointment, text 347-742-2293 or tweet @natexhill.

Perhaps you have a less (or, maybe, more?) violent way to deal with stress. If so, we want to hear about it.

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