11 scientifically proven reasons you should be spending less time in the office

No excuses: Go outside.

Take a walk on your lunch break, a jog through the park before work, or a trip into the woods on the weekend if you can.

A June 29 study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that a small group of subjects who strolled through nature for just an hour and a half reported a significant reduction in negative thoughts.

That finding adds to a growing body of research showing that nature offers one of the most reliable boosts to your mental and physical well-being. Here are just a few potential benefits

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