We don’t need a forest to heal, though looking at these images feels like being in a forest is a fast track way to healing. Parks, trees, rivers, the beach, a game of golf, a trip to the mountains – all these are also effective ways to reconnect with nature & slow our brains down, thereby reaping the benefits of being in nature & starting the healing process.
Research by Planet Ark found that time spent in nature reduces a person’s chance of –
- developing diabetes by 43%,
- developing cardiovascular disease & stroke by 37% &
- developing depression by 25%.
These statistics show that it makes sense being in nature & we should do it often, at least once a week even if it is a quiet wander around your garden or along the street looking at other people’s gardens.
How Forests Heal People (4.5 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-wHq6yY2CI