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The benefits of spending time in nature!

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by Geoff-Allen, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Greetings fellow earthlings!

    I hope your time has been enjoyable so far.

    Here's yet another article at the Greater Good site -

    I’ve been an avid hiker my whole life. From the time I first strapped on a backpack and headed into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, I was hooked on the experience, loving the way being in nature cleared my mind and helped me to feel more grounded and peaceful.

    But, even though I’ve always believed that hiking in nature had many psychological benefits, I’ve never had much science to back me up…until now, that is. Scientists are beginning to find evidence that being in nature has a profound impact on our brains and our behavior, helping us to reduce anxiety, brooding, and stress, and increase our attention capacity, creativity, and our ability to connect with other people.

    “People have been discussing their profound experiences in nature for the last several 100 years—from Thoreau to John Muir to many other writers,” says researcher David Strayer, of the University of Utah. “Now we are seeing changes in the brain and changes in the body that suggest we are physically and mentally more healthy when we are interacting with nature.”

    How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More…

    Enjoy the rest of your day!

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    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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