Being in nature has been proven to help the mind and body. Local parks and recreation provide the opportunity for such benefits. Six in seven U.S. adults agree it is helpful that they and their families have access to the outdoors and nature during stressful times. Whether it is sitting on a park bench over a lunch break or hiking through a forest, take an opportunity to slow down and reap the benefits of being outdoors.
- 86% of U.S. adults think it is helpful that they and their families have access to the outdoors and nature during stressful times, including more than 3 in 5 who find this very or extremely helpful.
- The vast majority of Gen Z (79%), Millennials (85%), Gen X (87%) and Boomers (89%) find it helpful to have access to the outdoors during stressful times.
- Both parents (88%) and non-parents (85%) feel that having access to the outdoor is a helpful way to deal with stress, including more than 3 in 5 (65% and 61%, respectively) who find it very or extremely helpful.