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Spending time outdoors can boost happiness The natural environment can also lower blood pressure Social and mental well-being iowers after spending long periods of time indoors Being outdoors reduces stress

Spending time outdoors is directly linked to happiness, according to a scientist from the University of British Columbia.

Exercising while outside, or while looking at pictures of nature, could lower blood pressure, and cut the risk of developing heart disease.

Being indoors for longer periods of time had a direct link to lower levels of happiness, as well as social and mental well-being, it was revealed.

The findings came after it was revealed last year that enjoying life was linked to a 25 per cent lower risk of early death.

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I have found that even if a person doesn't spend more time outdoors, but merely notices how the nature they encounter in their regular routines makes them feel, their levels of happiness are higher

Holli-Anne Passmore

“My studies have focused on happiness and emotional, mental, and social well-being,” researcher Holli-Anne Passmore told Express.co.uk.

“I have found that even if a person doesn't spend more time outdoors, but merely notices how the nature they encounter in their regular routines makes them feel, their levels of happiness are higher along with

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