It’s been a rough couple of months in terms of stress, to say the least. Luckily, Mother Nature has our backs.
A recent study from the University of California, Berkeley and BBC Earth suggests that watching nature videos can reduce stress and anger and increase feelings of awe and joy in the viewer.
Researchers surveyed more than 7,500 people in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, India, South Africa and Australia before and after they watched clips of wildlife footage from “Planet Earth II,” a popular TV drama and a newscast. Participants were shown five clips total ― two nature ones, one news and one drama ― and each clip lasted somewhere between approximately a minute to three minutes.