(STUDYFINDS) — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Need a pick-me-up? Try a park-me-up. A study by researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham finds that spending 20 minutes in a park or green space makes the average person happier.
What’s more, it didn’t matter whether you were sitting on a bench just passing the time or playing frisbee with a friend. The boost of happiness occurred whether an individual engaged in physical activity while at the park or not.