A new study has shown that short nature walks can strengthen family ties.
Scientists from the University of Illinois analyzed data from 27 pairs of mothers and daughters aged 10 to 12 years. They appreciated the attention and interaction in pairs after a 20-minute nature walks and at the Mall.
The results of the study showed that walking in nature has contributed to positive interaction between mothers and daughters, helping them to better get along with each other. She also regained their attention.
“In nature you can relax and regain their attention, which is necessary in order to help you concentrate better. This improves your working memory. Nature walks can benefit families by helping to establish communication between all family members”, said scientists.
The study was published in the journal “Children, Youth and Environments”.