Nature's health benefits
Spending time in nature can reduce blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and slow down the production of stress hormones, which can improve your health. Feeling anxious, depressed, or helpless can elevate all of these things, suppressing your immune system as well.
What are the benefits of nature?
By absorbing ourselves in nature scenes, we are distracted from our feelings and this can even reduce pain. We are genetically programmed to find trees, plants, water, and other nature elements engrossing.
Various studies have shown that people who spend more time in nature are healthier and happier. From boosting self-esteem to improving concentration, nature has a variety of mental health benefits.
In the midst of treatment and recovery, however, a small walk can provide benefits. While viewing nature can provide similar benefits, walking in nature isn't necessary to reap these benefits.
You can bring nature into your home by following these tips:
|Having plants in the house can have the same impact. But if you do not have the energy to look after a plant, try artificial plants/flowers.|
|If you have a garden, allotment or balcony, think about how you can make the most of it. You could try growing flowers, plants, vegetables or, get a bird feeder.|
|If planting isn’t your thing, you can also connect to nature through many things. Try painting your favourite landscape, nature documentaries, sound recordings of birds or even stories about nature.|
|Try using aromatherapy. Different scents can help with particular side effects from treatment.|
|Natural light in the home or hospital room can reduce stress, anxiety, depression and may enhance recovery.|
|Adding paintings and photography around the house of landscapes can have the same impact.|
|Engage your senses - You don't need to go for a long walk you can simply step outside to enjoy the sounds of the birds. The Japanese call this “forest bathing”, and it’s all about engaging each of your senses, allowing the experience of nature to wash over you. While your senses are being engaged, your mind is allowed to rest, and negative feelings tend to ease.|
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