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A Survey Found Americans Are Spending More Time Outside

A family cooking out on a grill in a backyard.

Last year, we weren’t able to head outside for crowded group activities or get together at restaurants and bars with friends. While that’s more possible this year, outdoor time at home has still increased for Americans, but by how much?

Lawn care company TruGreen teamed up with OnePoll to survey 2,000 homeowners about their outdoor habits. They discovered that people are spending an average of 14 hours per week outside, which is 3 hours more than pre-pandemic.

Those surveyed also view this time as being therapeutic. Of the participants, 73% said the outdoor time has been good for them, and overall, 7 out of 10 said sprucing up their outdoor space is a new hobby.

Of those taking the survey, half said they invested in new plants for the area as well as new seating. Another 69% agreed that their outdoor spaces have become more of a priority over the past year. On average, people have spent $1,910 on improving them.

If you want to venture outdoors more, you can ease into it with these low-stress outdoor activities.

[Via Martha Stewart]

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Shea Simmons is the Assignments Editor at LifeSavvy. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer with a focus on beauty and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Allure, and Hello Giggles. Read Full Bio »
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