Preventing disease with nature
According to a study conducted by Aarhus University, children who grow up with little to no access to nature are 55% more likely to have mental health disorders as they grow into adulthood (Bando, 2019).
I'm sure that many of you have been becoming more aware of the healing benefits of being in nature. Whether it be a short stroll through the park, hike in the woods, or spending some peaceful moments in your backyard.
Being surrounded by plants can creates a calming effect in our bodies and promotes the reduction of stress. Living in a society marked by poor self-care habits, constantly shifting attention, and a high level of technological interaction takes a toll on our health.
Not everyone is able to find green spaces close to where the live or work. For those of us who are fortunate enough to have our own outdoor spaces, it is absolutely essential that we treat them with love and care, crafting a healthy space for all organisms that reside in that space. Creating healthy spaces for our ecosystem will ultimately be of great benefit to our wellbeing.
We have fears for the next generation and their ability to cope with our rapidly changing world. Mental health has become a strong concern for many of us.
Living in our current world and having peace and tranquility may seem like a mutually exclusive concept, but we assure you that it is possible to exist within the chaos while remaining clear headed and calm.
You can dance in the eye of the storm.
This is greatly assisted by the accessibility green spaces.
Have you been contemplating transforming your space into a tranquil getaway? Let us know how we can help.
Bando, P. (2019, February 25). Being surrounded by green space in childhood may improve mental health of adults. Retrieved November 13, 2019, from AARHUS Unversity Science and Technology website: http://scitech.au.dk/en/about-science-and-technology/current-affairs/news/show/artikel/being-surrounded-by-green-space-in-childhood-may-improve-mental-health-of-adults/?fbclid=IwAR12e43alVnp3UH9NEc8as4n53Z6zY1FONpJ5smGpbp0iBkvN4mntDtMn2A