1. Enchances sense of vitality.
Studies show that spending time in nature increase your levels of energy. When you are outside, you awaken your senses. When you surround yourself by the colors, smells and sounds of all the living beings in nature, you literally feel life all around you. And as a result, you feel more alive! 🙂
2. Natural environments increase resilience to stress.
Researchers have found that the individuals who view natural scenes showed faster physical recovery from the effects of stress than subjects who viewed urban scenes. Going outdoors may just be the most natural remedy there is for all different kinds of healing.
3. Adding nature to your work-outs
You may be aware that exercise produces endorphins and boosts your mood. But when you add nature to the equation, we’ve got a whole new level of natural mood-boosting!
Studies show that exercising outdoors improved participants’ moods and self-esteem after just five minutes. It showed lower blood pressure and heart rate, lower ratings of pain, anxiety, and fatigue, and fewer doses of pain medication when compared to patients who did not have plants.
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” – John Muir