Office workers can de-stress by watching birds out of their window, a study has suggested after it found it makes people less anxious and depressed.
Being able to see birds, shrubs and trees can help mental health, even if people are not in a rural area, the academics found.
This study starts to unpick the role that some key components of nature play for our mental well-beingDr Daniel Cox, who led the study
The study, which involved 270 from the areas around Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes, found that lower levels of depression, anxiety and stress were associated with the number of birds people could see in the afternoon. It did not matter what species of bird they were watching.
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