Mowing offers benefits for mental health, stress management, says study

08/28/2013 | KSFY-TV (Sioux Falls, S.D.) · WWSB-TV (Sarasota, Fla.)

A study by researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia found lawn-trimming activities improve a person's mental health and help relieve stress. The secret behind the chore's calming effect lies in a chemical released from a newly mowed lawn. It also provides time for deep thinking, said Jared Hoyle, Kansas State University turf grass specialist.

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