Decompress from a heavy work day and take a walk through nature. For a long time people have sort of neglected the psychological benefits of the environment. However, studies show that walking through nature can improve cognitive function and the overall perception of your health!
In a 2015 study, a team of researchers presented a compelling case for why urban neighborhoods filled with trees are better for your physical health. The study was conducted in several cities.
The results were powerful because of the size of the study, however, because they are “correlational,” they cannot definitively identify the precise mechanism by which trees seem to improve health.
The study mentioned that street trees seemed to have a more beneficial effect than private or backyard trees. This could be explained by the fact that they are “more accessible to all residents in a given neighborhood. The study also states that ten more trees in every block is about a 4% increase in street density in a dissection area of Toronto and would be well worth the cost. Planting trees can increase the public’s general perception of health.
Health Benefits and Natural Healing
The study also touches on the health benefits of trees such as…
- Better moods
- Less intake of pain medication
- Faster Recovery Time
There are meany different ways to heal the mind and body… Many people seek out natural forms of healing like naturopathy and herbology. However, natural healing through our environment is often overlooked. Where we are and what we see can have tremendous impacts on our health. So next time you’re feeling a little under the weather or stressed, take a walk through nature to decompress. Trees can improve your health, so lets take care of our trees to ensure our own better health!