The benefits of nature are endless! Which of these 11 do you most identify with?
We Moved to Colorado to Enjoy Nature
The older I get, the more I appreciate being outside and sense the health benefits of nature. I am SO not into snakes, bears, spiders, and other creepy crawlies. But I love the mountains, trees, rivers, and lakes so much that I am willing to risk all the critters.
My family loves the mountains so much that we even moved to Colorado recently just so we could enjoy nature. We love taking hikes, sitting by a river, camping, or even just seeing mountains every day while we are driving around town.
There is something so pure and free and just like you can take a deep breath when you are in nature. In fact let’s all take a deep breath now and pretend we are outside while you read these amazing benefits of the great outdoors as shared by Business Insider: All of these have more information and research studies in the article.
11 Health Benefits of Nature
- Improves short term memory
- Restores mental energy
- Relieves stress
- Reduces inflammation
- Helps vision (at least in children)
- Improves concentration
- Sharper thinking and creativity
- Possible anti-cancer effects
- Immune system boost
- Improves mental health
- Reduces risk of early death
This article also says that “One study found that people’s mental energy bounced back even when they just looked at pictures of nature. (Pictures of city scenes had no such effect.)” I know for me this is totally true. I can be going through a rough time, get in nature, and all the sudden everything seems better somehow. This is one reason why I’ve chosen for this blog to have beautiful scenery on it. It’s great for your health, even if it’s just a picture!
If you are interested in reading more about eco-therapy or green therapy, you can read another one of my posts on that.
Let’s get out and enjoy nature today. It’s great for our health! Please post below where your favorite nature spot is and what being outdoors does for you.