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Just a short walk in the green areas helps to reduce tension and stress tremendously. This is confirmed by a recent scientific study conducted by the University of Michigan and published in the journal "Frontiers" scientific. The results of the study said that 20 minutes of walking in agricultural land is sufficient to reduce the proportion of stress hormone and stress significantly. Germany's Focus magazine, which published a report on the study on its Web site, said the study's supervisors talked about something that could be called "nature pills" to reduce stress.

"We already know that walking in nature reduces stress, but it is not yet clear how many times one is supposed to be in nature, how much time it takes to be there, and how useful it is," said Marie-Carroll Hunteer, who oversees the study. The study revealed that 20 to 30 minutes of walking in nature is enough to reduce the stress hormone well.

The magazine "Der Spiegel" German website that the hormone cortisol, also called the hormone tension is produced in the cortex of the adrenal gland and then absorbed in the liver. The high cortisol rate in the body, due to chronic stress, for example, can lead to obesity, weak immune system, cardiovascular disorder and depression.

The researchers studied 36 volunteers, including 33 women and three men. They took at least three rounds a week for ten minutes or more in nature. Samples were taken before and after the tests. The cortisol levels, as well as the alpha-amylase, produced in the digestive system, were examined and the body excreted frequently during stress.

Experts advised the German magazine Focus to walk or sit three times a week in green areas and in the arms of nature and for 20 to 30 minutes, to avoid tension in the body.

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