Living in contact with nature: 5 ways to be healthier and happier

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Living in contact with nature is a guarantee for our well-being. Science is increasingly interested in this aspect and is deepening it.



Living in contact with the nature identity it is a guarantee for our well-being. Science is increasingly interested in this aspect and is deepening it. Some studies have begun to show that living in contact with nature it is really important for the health and well-being of both body and mind.



How can we do to spend more time in contact with nature? Here are some simple suggestions to get closer to trees, green spaces and everything that makes us feel better because it takes us away from concrete and technology at least for a few moments of our days, bringing us back to the concrete at the roots of well-being.

Hug the trees

The Japanese love 'forest baths'. This is the literal meaning of the Japanese word shinrin-yoku, which indicates the possibility of benefiting from the atmosphere of the forest. It is a special wellness therapy: you go in search of a very quiet place among the trees to regain contact with nature. Let's not forget, then, how important silvotherapy and hugging a tree are (It is interesting to learn and distinguish which trees to hug in order to better choose them based on the benefits).

Read also: SILVOTHERAPY: WHICH TREES TO EMBRACE TO FEEL A LITTLE BETTER IMMEDIATELY

Living in tree-lined neighborhoods

Living in tree-lined neighborhoods is good for your health. One confirmed this study conducted by the Department of Psychology of the University of Chicago. The study focused on the urban population of Toronto, Canada, and has linked the presence of green spaces and the health of the inhabitants, by crossing high-resolution satellite images and data on individual trees. The study confirmed the hypothesis of the scientists: those who live in neighborhoods with a greater presence of trees along the roads have a much better perception of health and report fewer cardio-metabolic diseases.

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3) Walk in the park

A group of Scottish researchers he led a study to monitor the brain activity of a group of volunteers who were asked to walk in different urban environments in Edinburgh. While strolling around the city, brain waves were related to stress and frustration, while during walks in the park here appears a state of calm, conducive to relaxation. The study was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

4) Meditate in nature

In our daily life we ​​tend to spend a lot of time indoors, unless the work we do or the sport we practice leads us to live outdoors. If we need to increase our time to spend outside the home, when we can combine an afternoon spent outdoors with the practice of asanas and meditation. To practise Yoga and meditation in nature it allows us to get in touch with the world around us and to enjoy the energy of nature to recharge.

Read also: YOGA AND MEDITATION IN NATURE: ALL THE BENEFITS OF PRACTICE IMMERSED IN THE GREEN

5) Healing with nature

Strolling in a park or in a wood, lying on a meadow for a long time, tackling a mountain path: here are many ideas to regain energy and feel better immediately. L'eco-therapy - also known as eco-therapy - is a method of healing in a natural way, which encourages people to create positive relationships with the environment around them. At the basis of eco-therapy we find the need to move away from one's usual environment to get closer to green spaces and their ecosystems.



Read also: ECO-THERAPY: HOW TO TREAT YOURSELF BY INTERACTING WITH NATURE

What are your tips for spending more time in contact with nature?

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