The Good Life
Is there any green space near your workplace? It looks like that’s where you should go when your work day starts getting to you. A study suggests walking through the woods can get burned-out workers back on track.
Researchers in Toronto found office workers who took a brief walk through a tree-filled arboretum were 20 per cent more productive when they returned to their desks.
Those who walked down a busy street showed no improvement.
Researchers say being exposed to nature images engages the part of the brain involved in involuntary attention, when your mind wanders to something interesting that doesn’t require intense focus.
That apparently lets the part of your brain responsible for sharp focus recover.