The science behind the relationship: nature-stress
In a world full of transformation, the hustle and speed are ingredients that can’t be missing in the daily life of every human being, which can unleash a lifestyle full of stress, coupled with this, the replacement of green environments by the gray through the creation of concrete forests, has been generating that the growth of this postmodern evil to be intensifying.
According to a study by the University of Glasgow, dwelling in green spaces or surrounded by nature has mental and physical restorative characteristics, since it represents a decrease in blood pressure as well as on stress levels.
On the other hand, according to the cognitivist psychologist of the University of Utah and specialized in attention, David Strayer: “When we slow down, stop the busywork, and take in beautiful natural surroundings, not only do we feel restored, but our mental performance improves too”.
That is why at EcoAldea we offer you three simple but effective tips that will help you increase your levels of vitamin “N” (nature), equipping your body with a better and healthier quality of life, with less stress!
- Draw the landscape: this will help you not only to develop your artistic skills and to start up mental exercise, but it will allow your brain to have a greater awareness of its environment, especially, the green that surrounds it.
- Walk barefoot: an activity that we used to love when we were babies, but unfortunately stopped doing. Give your body permission to feel the world that surrounds it.
- Hug a tree: a relaxing and very comforting therapy that will allow you to connect with the environment, we also know that we all need an embrace from time to time.
Villager, tell us: What actions help you to have a life more in contact with nature?