We already intuited it, but now science confirms it: connecting with nature is beneficial for health in several ways. According to an article published by the journal Observer of the United States Psychology Association, natural environments promote psychological well-being, improve our attention, reduce aggressiveness and promote the recovery of patients who have suffered surgical operations.
Here are the 4 most important benefits of connecting with nature :
- Improves mood and self-esteem: The study found that it is enough to exercise five minutes in contact with nature to see the results.
- Encourage concentration: Experts divided 38 students into two groups. The members of one group were made to walk around the city; the other, through a natural environment. The results showed that students who toured the city had lower performance in the concentration.
- Reduces irritability: It was concluded that people who had greater contact with nature performed better in discipline-related tasks.
- Low levels of depression and anxiety: 94% of people who contacted nature were found to benefit their mental health and reduced their depression.
Licenciada en Comunicación Social y correctora. Nacida y criada en el oeste del conurbano bonaerense. Sagitariana, vegetariana, crossfitera y viajera. Estoy convencida de que, con las palabras, podemos hacer magia. Pasen y lean.