Spending Time in Nature is Good for Your Health

Everyone wants to live a healthier, happier life. To achieve this, it is important to spend time in nature. 

The power of immersion in the natural world is amazing. We now know that a wide variety of mental and physical disorders are improved by spending time outside. The term for this practise is referred to as Ecotherapy. Depression, anxiety, cancer,  heart disease, asthma and ADHD are a few of a long list of conditions that have shown positive outcomes after Ecotherapy immersion. 

Twenty minutes in nature three times a week is enough to make a difference. Researchers have noticed physiological changes within five minutes of being in a natural environment. The more we look into this, the more we see that being connected to nature positively effects all aspects of our lives. All green spaces have a positive effect, so make sure to use your back yard, or one of our wonderful green spaces in the city.

There is a diagnosis called “Nature Deficit Disorder”. You don’t need to be diagnosed with this to realize that we need to spend more time connecting to the earth. The time you take outside will pay great dividends in your productivity, peace of mind and relationships. 

Sadly, depression has become the leading cause of disability in our society. Ecotherapy has been shown to be more effective than medication for depression. Combine this with exercise and the effects are magnified. Even cognition, our ability to think, is improved with exposure to nature. Next time you need to figure things out, solve a problem or find inspiration, go for a walk to connect to the trees, wind and soil. 

Earthing has become a business. Earthing is the process of reconnecting to the earth and its innate magnetism. You can buy special shoes to help you ground yourself to the earth as you walk. And, earthing mats are available to connect you to the grounding of your house while you sleep. The simple way to achieve this is to walk bare foot on the earth, or lay on the ground to feel the ground on your skin.

Nature is really the best medicine. Take the time to connect to mother earth and you’ll notice the changes immediately.

Everyone wants to live a healthier, happier life. To achieve this, it’s important to spend more time in nature. 

The power of immersion in the natural world is amazing. We now know that a wide variety of mental and physical disorders are improved by spending time outside. The term for this practise is referred to as Ecotherapy. Depression, anxiety, cancer,  heart disease, asthma and ADHD are a few of a long list of conditions that have shown positive outcomes after Ecotherapy immersion. 

Twenty minutes in nature three times a week is enough to make a difference. Researchers have noticed physiological changes within five minutes of being in a natural environment. The more we look into this, the more we see that being connected to nature positively effects all aspects of our lives. All green spaces have a positive effect, so make sure to use your back yard, or one of our wonderful green spaces in the city.

There is a diagnosis called “Nature Deficit Disorder”. You don’t need to be diagnosed with this to realize that we need to spend more time connecting to the earth. The time you take outside will pay great dividends in your productivity, peace of mind and relationships. 

Sadly, depression has become the leading cause of disability in our society. Ecotherapy has been shown to be more effective than medication for depression. Combine this with exercise and the effects are magnified. Even cognition, our ability to think, is improved with exposure to nature. Next time you need to figure things out, solve a problem or find inspiration, go for a walk to connect to the trees, wind and soil. 

Earthing has become a business. Earthing is the process of reconnecting to the earth and its innate magnetism. You can buy special shoes to help you ground yourself to the earth as you walk. And, earthing mats are available to connect you to the grounding of your house while you sleep. The simple way to achieve this is to walk bare foot on the earth, or lay on the ground to feel the ground on your skin.

Nature is really the best medicine. Take the time to connect to mother earth and you’ll notice the changes immediately.