'Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world'
Mark Rowland Chief Executive of The Mental Health Foundation
Being immersed in nature is the ultimate antidote boosting your mental and physical health, provoking a kind of instantaneous happiness. By just sitting in nature, it has been proven that you feel psychologically restored, and by walking in nature this happens even faster.
But did you know it can boost your memory too? A US study showed that 20% of participants performed better in a memory test after walking in nature.
Nature strengthens the immune system too. How? It increases white blood cells, immunity cells that flow through your bloodstream to fight viruses, bacteria, and other foreign invaders that threaten your health.
Natural light has been proven to ensure you heal faster than if you stay indoors. Leave your phone at home and go for a walk to get your daily dose of Vitamin N... N for Nature! To counteract hours on your computer, spend a few minutes walking barefoot on the grass in your garden. It’s said to harmonise our electromagnetic energy, allowing it to vibrate at the same frequency as the Earth’s surface.