Benefits of Being in Nature
How do you feel when you’re outside in nature?
Being in a natural green space is shown to physically release stress through a decrease in blood pressure, muscle tension and brain activity.
Natural green settings are shown to reduce ADHD symptoms in children.
Being in nature is shown to positively impact our mood by decreasing the stress hormone cortisol, increasing endorphin levels and dopamine production.
Connecting with nature has many mental health benefits as well.
Being in nature helps with better coping, increased self-awareness, focus and energy.
Listening to sounds of nature like rushing water or birds singing can help lower stress levels.
Are you starting to feel more motivated to get outdoors?
In addition to the mental and physical benefits of being outdoors, people who are more connected to nature are shown to have a greater ‘eudaimonic’ well-being.
Eudaimonic well-being includes having a meaningful purpose in life, self-growth and being a fully functional person.
Can you make time for yourself to go enjoy the great outdoors?
Go and enjoy the beauty and benefits of nature!