Social Health and Behavior

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 62--66

Nature walk decrease the depression by instigating positive mood


Atul Kumar Goyal1, Arun Bansal2, Jyoti Saini3 
1 Department of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery (ENT), PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
2 Natural Biodiversity Association, Chandigarh, India
3 Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Guwahati, Assam, India

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Atul Kumar Goyal
Department of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery (ENT), PGIMER, Chandigarh
India

Introduction: Depression the most common psychological problem prevails across the world. To deal with depression, psychotropic drugs are generally prescribed by the clinicians which have enormous side-effects. Nature walk refers to a walk in the natural area containing wild flora and fauna, undisturbed by the anthropogenic means. The nature walk is considered as a live meditation which imparts mental peace in the walkers. But limited evidence is availed till date reporting the role of a nature walk in instigating positive mood. Therefore, present work was carried out to evaluate the potential role of a nature walk in decreasing depression by instigating the positive mood. Methods: For this, a nature walk was organized for 20 participants in Chhatbir Zoo, Chandigarh. The mood of participants was assessed by using the BMIS instrument. Results: Results of the present study revealed that nature walks significantly instigate the positive mood. Conclusion: Based on our results, we suggest that nature walk can be used as an intervention to manage depression.


How to cite this article:
Goyal AK, Bansal A, Saini J. Nature walk decrease the depression by instigating positive mood.Soc Health Behav 2018;1:62-66


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Goyal AK, Bansal A, Saini J. Nature walk decrease the depression by instigating positive mood. Soc Health Behav [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 7 ];1:62-66
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