The Health Benefits of Living Amongst Nature
It’s official – living amongst, or close to, nature has many benefits for both our physical and mental health. A study conducted by the University of East Anglia found that living near green spaces and spending time outside has significant, wide ranging health benefits.
Many of us have dreamed of escaping the city for the open spaces of the countryside, and with a lot of people now working remotely, it’s easier for this dream to become a reality. If you’ve been thinking about swapping a busy urban life for the slower pace of the countryside, read on to find out more about the many health benefits of living amongst nature.
Decreased stress levels
Studies have found that spending time in nature significantly reduces levels of salivary cortisol – a key indication of stress. Individuals have also reported increased levels of relaxation and natural environments have been proven to reduce both physical and psychological stress levels.
More vitamin D
Spending more time outside amongst nature means that you naturally absorb more vitamin D. Higher levels of Vitamin D can help improve your mood and reduce the chances of developing osteoporosis or having a heart attack.
11.7 million working days in the UK are lost each year due to anxiety, depression or stress, so many of us are looking for ways to improve our mental health. Several studies show that spending time in nature improves people’s moods in general and increases their happiness levels. One Finnish study into the phenomenon found that just 15 minutes was enough to make a difference.
Improved physical fitness
Those who live with access to wide, open green spaces are more likely to be active, so living amongst nature is an easy way to improve your physical fitness. Walking, cycling and running are much more pleasant when you’re away from the pollution of urban cities, so moving to the countryside could encourage many people to exercise more.
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