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Nature and Our Wellbeing

Nature and its effect on health

The nature is, was, and will always be a stress-buster directly or sometimes indirectly, affecting our mental and physical health. The surrounding and

The nature is, was, and will always be a stress-buster directly or sometimes indirectly, affecting our mental and physical health. The surrounding and a pleasant experience around you describe not only your mood but also the function of our body system. Similarly, an unpleasant event makes you feel sad or helpless and may cause mental or feel physical problems like elevated blood pressure and much more.

In a survey, researchers found that when depressed, more than two-thirds of individuals prefer natural environments to retreat.

Not only this, but the plants, animals, trees, water, atmosphere, as well as each important component of nature also affect our well-being and continues the majority in keeping us fit and healthy.

Let us read how these components affect our well being.

Herbs

There are some herbs extracted from nature that keep us healthy.

  • Rosemary: This herb helps prevent damage in blood vessels and heart-related problems. Sometimes it also prevents the spread of cancer and helps to cure muscle and body pain.
  • Parsley ( hypertension ): This helps inherit the growth of cancer cells and hypertension, reducing high blood pressure.
  • Coriander ( bad cholesterol ): It helps to overcome bad cholesterol and a balanced sugar level in the body. Add on to this, it has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.

There are many more examples for plants and herbs, which help out for our betterment of digestion. Bay leaves for sinus relief. Ginger for gastrointestinal health and much more.

Trees

Among the thousands of ways that the trees affect our health and well-being, five are some of the most prominent. As humans, we breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide, whereas trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. With a mutual relationship, one large tree can supply enough oxygen for four people, but it takes about 5 trees to absorb the CO2 produced by a single human being. That fact alone affirms the importance of planting trees!
One study showed that communities with a larger tree canopy can reduce childhood obesity by up to 20%. Trees are always working to keep us healthy and strong – help us do the same for them! Keep Tulsa beautiful and healthy and help us grow Tulsa’s, Urban Forest.

Animals

Animals are the best companion of human beings; they help in reducing stressful situations. A study found that having a dog in the room lowered blood pressure more easily and faster than taking medicine. A study also suggests that a pet can make people feel more relaxed and decrease stress. Some people are closely related to their pets and this influences their health a lot.

Atmosphere

The atmosphere plays a vital role in influencing people’s health. Sometimes, this effect becomes wild.

Several diseases are transmitted through the air as well as air pollution proves to be one of the major health affecting components nowadays. People react differently to different types of air pollution depending upon their ages and immune system. Diseases such as asthma, heart and lung issues, and much more. It is stated that nearly 2.5 million people die worldwide with the effect of air pollution.

Water

The importance of water in our lives and for our body need not be described. About 71% of the human body is of water. These are just some examples although the list is very wide. Socioeconomic status, interests, residential location, occupation, personality traits, culture, gender, and age can differ for mental health benefits.

The effects can also vary by form of contact with nature and by the form of sensory input ( e.g. visual, olfactory, auditory, or tactile). Moreover, little is known about the length of these impacts, although several studies have shown that these benefits last for extended periods.

This is an important factor to remember when framing exposure to nature as a contribution to mental health over the long term.

Multidisciplinary research on the relationship between human and nature

The multi-disciplinary HNC (Human-Nature Connection) thesis was a vast analysis of the kinetics of our physical world and why many people are still ignorant of the advantages of remaining close to nature.

The study included a heap of psychometric tests and personal interviews and the findings obtained by Fischer., offering a clear lineup of why the link between humans and nature is essential to human life and sustainability.

Study Linking Kids With Nature

From the very beginning of life, the love for the outdoors must be instilled and grown. Parents and caregivers must drive them to spend more time on the green instead of allowing our children to spend ‘on-screen.’

The study ‘Benefits Of Engaging Children With Nature‘ was a sincere effort to promote environmental conservation and raise consciousness among today’s young people about nature. The study discusses the reasons why the young generation is unconsciously suffering from the disconnect and proposes useful interventions that can help to strengthen the reciprocity between nature and humanity.

Conclusion

The beauty of nature and its effect on our lives cannot be described in words. The bond is like that of a mother and child. Nature soothes, restores, and connects us to ourselves and help us be fit, healthy, and together. It does remains our duty to safeguard the nature as it protects us. Also, choosing the right things according to what mentioned above is also our effort to lead a healthier life.

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