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Just 30 minutes of nature a week could reduce your risk of depression and heart disease

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posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 06:49 AM

We had many dogs in our family, you could say im almost raised by dogs.. The comfort and love the dogs gave, is unequal to anything else.. But they showed me nature in a way i couldnt do by myself.

Just 30 minutes a week spent outdoors - whether you’re visiting the park, hiking, or exploring new tracks with your dog - is enough to lower your risk of developing high blood pressure and depression

Most of us arent actually willing to get out very often, its comfortable knowing you can sit all day and do nothing really.. But getting out into nature is so relaxing, well, for me it is..

New study shows;

Australian researchers also found that city residents who made an effort to spend time in a ‘green space’ once a week were more comfortable being in social situations, so it really is time to shut your computer and get some air.

So get out there and stop reading all the conspiracies about something you cant do anything about..

Link - Article

posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 06:58 AM
a reply to: tikbalang

This...I live very far from where I work. And I do so purposely. I'm surrounded by the city at work. And at home, I am surrounded by nature. It is very, very relaxing to take my runs in a quiet, serene, nature filled setting. It is very calming to step outdoors into a beautiful wild landscape filled with birds, bunnies, and all the beauty nature has to show you. Calms my soul, takes me to a better place and better frame of mind.

I would have to agree. Take some time to rediscover what nature has to offer you. It is well worth the few moments of time you take away from your computer, away from the noise and the troubles of the world. And is good for your heart,mind, and well as your overall health.


posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 07:14 AM
a reply to: tikbalang

I am firmly, entirely behind that ideal.

Getting outdoors, experiencing the natural world, being around the trees and the animals, the processes and vibrancy of the natural world, is an absolute necessity. Would that the demands of modern life allowed more time for such things, and more space in which to do them.

I used to regularly have days off, and on them, I used to walk out of town, into the woodland and the countryside, into the fields and parks, and get deliberately lost, if only for the pleasure of being there, and the challenge of finding my way home. These days I get little time for such excursions, and have no driving licence as of yet. When I have one, I will make time to drive out to the woods, and spend a few hours in contact with the raw stuff of nature.

I will do that despite wishing that I could still burn a day in getting to and from such places on foot however, because the exercise was great for me. I fear this period of my life will be the beginning of my physical downfall due to time pressures placed upon me by work.

posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 07:16 AM
a reply to: blend57

I was once asked;" If you could do anything you wanted, what would you do? " and i thought for a while, and said;" Id probably move to the country side and enjoy the simple things in life "

posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 09:17 AM
I have been studying this for the last several months as I have been going through some tough times.
look up forest bathing or Shinrin-yoku.
It's very positive and beneficial especially in todays world of cities and internet/mobile phone usage.

And even better if you combine the theories of forest bathing with a therapy called ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) look for a book called "the happiness trap"

my goal is to combine both of these into a more basic concept for kids, and hopefully put it into book form.

posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 09:23 AM
Doesn't it tell us there's something fundamentally wrong with the way we live our lives when doing what we should normally be doing is considered therapy?

Nature. Now available in 200mg extended-release caplets. Side effects may include awe, wonderment, shortness of breath, and exhaustion. Talk to your doctor if you experience euphoria for longer than four hours, as this may indicate a more serious condition.

posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 09:32 AM
a reply to: tikbalang




I greatly agree.

Need to do it more, myself.

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