Doctors orders: 2 hours in nature boosts mental health, study says

June 17, 2019 by  
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According to British researchers, only two hours of sitting in nature per week could have measurable benefits on mental health. This is the first study to examine exactly how long people should spend in the natural environment to feel a positive impact. The researchers believe that with further confirmation, the two hour threshold could be added to similar health recommendations, such as five fruits and vegetables per day or 150 minutes of exercise per week. The study was published in Scientific Reports and used data from Natural England , the largest data set on the topic. The researchers analyzed more than 20,000 people in England to assess their physical activity from the previous week, their general health and their level of satisfaction with life. Their findings showed that people who had spent at least two hours in nature indicated a significant shift away from dissatisfaction — just 14 percent felt their health was poor after spending time in nature compared to 25 percent of other participants who did not spend time in nature but reported poor health. The researchers did not notice any significant changes among those who had spent more than two hours outside and therefore reached the conclusion that two hours is the recommended duration. Related: How forest bathing can profoundly improve your health and well-being “It’s fascinating to see this link between exposure to nature and better health and well-being,” said professor Helen Stokes-Lampard from the Royal College of General Practitioners. “This research makes a strong case for people to get out and about in more natural environments.” The findings held true across the diverse study participants, irrelevant of wealth, disabilities, illness or urban location. The findings also revealed that the nature benefits are not necessarily tied to physical exercise , and that there is a benefit to spending time in nature, even if it is just sitting on a park bench. + Scientific Reports Via The Guardian Image via Pixabay

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Astonishing water-sensitive building material acts just like pine cones

July 8, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Astonishing water-sensitive building material acts just like pine cones Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biomimicry , Chao Chen , cladding , hydro sensitive , natural ventilation , RCA , Royal College of Art , student projects , surface treatments , transforming materials , water sensitive , water sensitive building material , Wood , wood laminate , wood laminate building cladding reacts to water

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RCA student Olivia Wright receives green light to renovate a ruined pottery factory in England

December 4, 2014 by  
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Awesome Flux Bike Charges Your Gadgets on the Go

August 6, 2014 by  
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Cyclists are fond of saying, “it costs nothing and makes you thin” but now thanks to Royal College of Art graduate Offer Canfi , bicycles can also charge your gadgets. Canfi’s Flux project utilizes resonant inductive coupling – a method of transmitting electrical energy without man-made conductors – in order to not just charge phones and tablets, but also, it is hoped, to charge electric bikes via inductive bicycle lanes. Read the rest of Awesome Flux Bike Charges Your Gadgets on the Go Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle charges electronics , bicycles , e-bike , electric bicycle , electric bikes , Flux project , gadget charging bike , green transportation , inductive bicycle lanes , Inductive coupling , Offer Canfi , Royal College of Art

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Jiavu Liu’s Hypnotic LED Installation is Powered by the Wind of 40 Chinese Cities

July 3, 2014 by  
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Royal College of Art (RCA) student Jiavu Liu designed an LED installation that reacts to wind pattern data collected from 40 Chinese cities. The real-time data visualization installation, entitled Within Invisibility, explores the connection of the invisible force of wind and a city’s climate, landscape and infrastructure. Read the rest of Jiavu Liu’s Hypnotic LED Installation is Powered by the Wind of 40 Chinese Cities Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , data visualization art , Jiavu Liu wind installation , led installation , real-time data visualization , Royal College of Art , student art , wind art , wind-powered installation , Within Invisibility installation

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Fragile: Reusable Elastic Membrane Offers Less Wasteful Way to Transport Valuable Goods

June 17, 2014 by  
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Benedikt Groß Brings Digital Printing to Precision Farming

August 23, 2013 by  
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Benedikt Groß has used digital printing to map out seed placement for an 11.5 hectacre piece of land in Germany. Operating on the premise that precision farming is the way of the future, and that digital mapping can help promote diversity and therefore reduce incidents of vermin and the amount of pesticide required to keep crops alive, the Royal College of Art graduate used custom software, GPS tracking and the latest farm equipment to map out a field of oats and wildflowers. Read the rest of Benedikt Groß Brings Digital Printing to Precision Farming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:        

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VIDEO: Inhabitat’s Green Renovation for the Comcast Town Contest!

August 23, 2013 by  
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You may (or may not) recall that last year we ran a virtual home makeover design contest with Comcast Town , where the grand prize was a sweet collection of new home entertainment electronics and a green room makeover by yours truly – the editor (and LEED-AP designer) of Inhabitat.com. The lucky winner of the Comcast Town contest was a certain Howard J Dudy (aka Richard), and we headed down to his pad to give him a sweet green home renovation . For anyone who was wondering what happened with this eco renovation, we are thrilled to say we FINALLY have our video of the project all edited down to a nice watchable 5 minutes for your viewing pleasure. Here is our snapshot of the eco-renovation – hope you enjoy! Feel free to leave a comment – we’d love to hear what you think! + Comcast Town + Comcast Town Contest Read the rest of VIDEO: Inhabitat’s Green Renovation for the Comcast Town Contest! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: comcast town contest , eco renovation , green design contest , green home renovation , green renovation , inhabitat design team        

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RCA Students Design a Recycled Paper Bike Helmet Strong Enough to Save Your Life

July 5, 2013 by  
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Unbelievable as it sounds, a team of designers has created a strong, durable bike helmet that is made entirely from recycled paper! Royal College of Art students Tom Gottelier ,  Bobby Petersen  and  Ed Thomas designed the paper pulp helmet, which is strong enough to absorb the impact of a crash. Read the rest of RCA Students Design a Recycled Paper Bike Helmet Strong Enough to Save Your Life Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike sharing , Bobby Petersen , Disposable Bike Helmet , Ed Thomas , London. Biodegradable Helmet , Paper Pulp Bike Helmet , RCA Students , road safety , Royal College of Art , Throwaway Bike Helmet , Tom Gottelier        

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Synth[e]tech[e]cology Pollution-Harvesting Skyscraper Extracts Carbon From Petrol Fumes To Make Biofuel

June 25, 2013 by  
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