Nature isn't a want, it is a need. Multiple studies show that being in nature not only has a positive effect on physical health, but also on mental health, including reduced stress and a feeling of healing. Just being in nature for a small portion of the day can cause a wondrous change to your wellbeing.
Getting out into nature to exercise is one of the great joys in this world. Working out can sometimes be tough, especially when you are not in the right mood, but getting out into our glorious world and feeling the earth around you can get you ready in an instant! By going out there and exercising, nature is helping you do your part in remaining physically healthy. Use our beautiful planet and show it you care.
Improve Your Mood
Without realising it, being in nature instinctively improves your mood. Doing things like growing food and flowers, or even just being around animals outdoors is so positive on our mood. Whenever you are feeling down and can't quite figure out the reason why, take a walk in a park, or even in your back garden. Being around everything that occurs completely naturally will help get your mind back in shape.
Getting in Touch With Your Emotions
They say spending at least 2 hours a week in nature is linked with good health and wellbeing. Taking a nature walk, by yourself or with others, is a great way to get thinking. We are all so busy with our day-to-day lives, that sometimes we need time to just think about our own emotions. Being in nature is a wonderful way to do that. No distractions, beautiful scenery and great energy. Get yourself in nature!
Helps Your Memory
We all know that there are lots of amazing effects to taking a walk, but did you know that it can also improve your memory? Studies show that people who take regular walks in nature, as opposed to walks in the city, have a much better memory. There are so many ways that nature subconsciously helps us and this is no different. Taking a walk in the park may have been one of the only things we have been allowed to do this past year, but the results speak for themselves!
Last, but not least, being outdoors has proven to be a way of getting better sleep. Studies show that people who spent more time outside, for most days, get better sleep than those who don't. So next time your worried about not getting a good nights rest, forget counting sheep and go out for a nice nature walk instead!
By Pia Talbot