“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” ~ Mary Davis
Walking in a forest is a mesmerizing experience. The chirping of birds, the sound of the wind, and the imperfect perfections of nature. No wonder why philosophers and poets compiled some of their finest creations outdoors.
Fast forward to modern times: the buzz of everyday life, the coffee queue at Starbucks, never-ending to-do lists, crowded streets, and the busyness of the routine life. One could easily be overwhelmed or stressed. However, you don’t need to visit a clinic or psychologist to manage stress anymore. A recent study finds that a walk in nature could help people deal with this stress. All one requires is to spend 20 minutes, either walking or relaxing, in natural surroundings.
Study reveals the power of “Nature Pill”
According to the research, someone spending 20 to 30 minutes in natural ambiance could lower the level of stress hormones, cortisol, by up to 10%. The head of the research, Dr. Mary Carol Hunter, calls these walks “Nature Pills.” It is important to understand that constant stress could have a detrimental impact on your health. Leading to higher blood pressure, headaches, and similar ill effects.
For people living in a city, going for a walk in nature isn’t possible every day. The good news is that you don’t have to literally go in a forest to enjoy the benefits of the nature pill. Instead, finding a patch of grass or relaxing under a tree. This is likely to have a similar effect on your stress levels. It is essential to understand that studies in the past have found comparable results, including a 2010 study published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine.
Lowering stress levels isn’t the only benefit of Nature pill. Spending time in nature could do wonders for your relationships. Research indicates that exposure to natural environments could harness prosocial behavior. Additional it could grow emotions like empathy and generosity among individuals. The time you spend in nature helps you garner the feeling of belongingness in the world.
Shinrin-Yoku or Forest Bathing is popular in Japan
It turns out that our previous generations already understood the importance of spending time in nature. Shinrin-Yoku or forest bathing is a popular concept in Japan. Developed during the 1980s, forest bathing comes under preventive healthcare. It is a part of healing under Japanese medicines. All one has to do is to visit a forest and walk in a relaxing manner to experience the calmness, rejuvenating impact of nature. This trend is catching in the Western world, with more nature resorts being set up around different countries.
TreeCoin: Creating a new nature reserve for forest lovers
At TreeCoin, we are no strangers to forest strolls. In order to ensure that our future generations enjoy them just as much as we do, TreeCoin is on a mission. They want to plant more than 10 million trees in Paraguay. Not only would it help replenish the lost forest mass of Paraguay, but it’d allow people to enjoy natural surroundings even more. The TreeCoin team plans to create a resort/hotel for guests seeking a natural retreat in the future.
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