Green Grass Relieves Stress



Being out in the fresh air, and nature with it's flowers, trees and grass has always been known to be healthy. Now there is proof.

Researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia, have discovered that the scent of mowed grass can help beat stress. It's a physical fact.

When grass is cut, chemicals are released that produce the scent. Hexenol, a type of alcohol, and hexenal, a type of aldehyde are the two chemicals that cause the stress-relieving scent.

Stress can cause headaches, high blood pressure, heart attacks and cancer. So instead of dreading the weekend care of the lawn, bask in the feeling knowing that caring for the lawn just may add years to your life.

Or just go outside and smell the grass as your neighbor does all the work of mowing the lawn across the fence.

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
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