Eight in 10 Canadians say they’re spending time in nature to take care of the stress and anxiousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, based on a brand new Ipsos Public Affairs ballot carried out for Nature Conservatory of Canada (NCC).
The survey additionally discovered that 37 per cent of the surveyed stated they’ve elevated their time spent in nature than in March 2020.
The NCC stated that connecting with nature is necessary greater than ever.
“Nature is our ally. Spending time in nature can help reduce stress and make us feel better emotionally, while also contributing to physical wellbeing,” stated Ginny Hudson, supervisor of conservation planning and stewardship with NCC in British Columbia.
Senior advisor for visitor-use planning with NCC, François Duclos stated that the findings of a rise want to attach with nature exhibits the significance of defending nature.
“People want to safely connect with others or to get out for some sunlight and a walk, hike, run or bike ride. They are embracing opportunities to get fresh air, exercise, feel a sense of calm and take a break from increased telework and screen time.”
The examine additionally discovered that 18 per cent of individuals responded they’re spending much less time in nature, both as a consequence of a scarcity of areas close to their them or not having the time.