Alison Snyder
Oct 30, 2021 - Health

7. 1 hopeful thing: Nature is healing

Vintage etching of a plant layered over torn paper.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Getting outside is good for us — especially in a pandemic.

The big picture: Nature's benefits for mental health and well-being are part of the human experience and have been studied for decades. But the COVID-19 pandemic is a real-time experiment in studying exactly how green spaces can help us in difficult times.

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