Why doctors are prescribing gardening for anxiety and depression – The Independent

Individual wellbeing, societal wellbeing and the living world are inextricably linked ( Getty )

Scientists have found that spending two hours a week in nature is linked to better health and wellbeing. It’s maybe not entirely surprising then that some patients are increasingly being prescribed time in nature and community gardening projects as part of “green prescriptions” by the NHS. In Shetland for example, islanders with depression and anxiety may be given “nature prescriptions”, with doctors there recommending walks and activities that allow people to connect with the outdoors.

Read more at: https://www.independent.co.uk/property/house-and-home/pets/news/anxiety-depression-nhs-mental-health-gardening-a9090256.html

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