To benefit from the great outdoors, all participants had to do was sit or take a walk - that means eating our lunch on a picnic bench or popping out to see friends can significantly improve our mental and physical wellbeing.
Those who work in a bustling city needn't think they should miss out either, as the study emphasises that nature can be defined as anything from a local park to a nearby flower garden.
"This is an opportunity to challenge our thinking around what nature can be," lead author, Gen Meredith, said. "It is really all around us: trees, a planter with flowers, a grassy quad or a wooded area."
If you're really struggling to leave the office on a Monday then the study also suggests that "adding green elements to a built space can produce the same results".
Just the excuse you needed to pop a gram-worthy cheese plant on your desk.