Improve your Mental Health in Nature

in #busy5 years ago

If you have mental health problems, you will be surprised to learn that a little time outdoors may be just what the doctor ordered, encouraging physical exercise.


For example, in an effort to reduce the factors responsible, the scientists collected information on depression diagnosed by the doctor and the use of antidepressant medications. As a result, the lower levels of depression (which lead to better mental health) explain the benefit of living in green spaces.

If you are ready to enjoy a little green therapy, you will be happy to know that you do not have to involve forests or beaches that may be hundreds of kilometers away. Virtually any type of green space, whether it's hiking or a local park, can increase your general mood and well-being. There are also some ways you can do just that:

Spending more time outdoors does not have to involve a road trip to the nearest national park. In fact, your own backyard is a great place to start! If you like to get your hands dirty, you may want to consider growing a garden, is incredibly attentive. Feeling the earth between your fingers, plucking weeds from your plants, the fresh scent of your flowers, all these work to focus your energy and live the moment, freeing your worries and problems.


Not all of us are blessed with our own gardens. Accessing nature in urban areas can be a bit more difficult. Fortunately, even the most developed cities usually have a nice park or two. Although walking through a park in the middle of a city may not be as beneficial as doing it in an isolated forest or on the beach, there is evidence that urban residents who walked for just 20 minutes through a city park reported significantly more stress relief than those who walked through the center of the city.


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