How does nature impact well-being? Hundreds of studies have suggested that nature exposure improves well-being. Now, a review has analyzed those studies.
The review, which analyzed these high-quality, found that:
- Nature exposure may enhance well-being, increase feelings of happiness, improve resilience and reduce social isolation.
- Working or living near greenery also comes with benefits, including: reduced incidence of heart and respiratory conditions, reduced blood pressure, reduced stress and a lower risk of metabolic conditions as well as a reduced rate of cognitive decline.
- Green spaces in the home are also associated with reduced rates of death from any cause.
The Hearty Take
Imagine a future in which a doctor could prescribe time spent in nature to help reduce symptoms and improve well-being. We believe in a future which invests in nature as recovery!