Brian W. Haas, an associate professor in the psychology department in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, was recently quoted in a Las Cruces Sun News article about the benefits of hiking and being outdoors.
A rising number of studies and research confirm that nature has many beneficial health perks, like lowering stress levels and encouraging healing. It also positively affects mental health and emotional well-being.
“Thinking about the natural world in an interconnected and harmonious way corresponds to improved psychological health, no matter where you are,” Haas said.
The article shared more benefits to being outdoors.