Nature and being amongst it is very good for you. Here are four reasons why.

  1. Nature has a de-stressing effect
    Being outdoors changes the physical expression of stress in the body. Studies have found that people spending time in the outdoors had lower levels of cortisol – a hormone often used as a marker for stress – those who spent more time in the city had higher levels
  1. The outdoors helps eliminate fatigue
    Your brain tierd? Nature can bring back that boost. Research has found people lacking mental energy bounced back even when they just looked at pictures of nature. So why not get amongst the real thing this weekend.
  1. Time in the outdoors can help reduce anxiety
    Anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues may all be eased with some green exercise. Walks through the forest have been linked with decreased levels of anxiety and bad moods.
  1. Spending time outdoors reduces blood pressure
    Outdoor time – which usually involves hiking – lowers blood pressure too, as is shown by a number of studies. A Japanese study found that along with lowering stress hormone concentrations by more than 15%, a walk in the bush lowered average pulse by almost 4% and blood pressure by just over 2%.

So, simply spend more time in the outdoors.