Natural Wisdom Part 7: Healthy by Design
Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. For example, doing things like growing food or flowers, exercising outdoors or being around animals can have lots of positive effects. “Nature and Mental Health” by mind.org.uk
Hello Readers, hope all’s well. Time for another post in my new series, Natural Wisdom. This is a series where I write about some of the lessons God has taught me, through nature. God teaches us so much through nature if we’re willing to watch and listen to see and hear the Wisdom.
Today’s topic deals with the positive link between nature and better mental health. We all want and need the best mental health we can get. It’s important that we care for our mental health same as we care for our physical health.
Well it turns out nature is a great way to boost our mood and our mental health. And many years of science back this up. We won’t be looking at those many years of science today, because that would take awhile. Instead we’ll look at two articles which sum up the findings of the science.
What are the mental health benefits that nature provides?? Being out in nature is very calming, for one thing, which helps relieve stress and anxiety. This same calming effect helps relieve anger too. The greatest of these mood effects is that being in nature can help relieve depression. To be a little more specific, it turns out that there’s a kind of natural antidepressant in the soil!! It’s a bacterium.
The mental and physical health benefits of being outside and working in nature have been established by years of science. And there are many, many of these benefits. You know what that says to me?? It tells me these health benefits are part of God’s Design. This means mankind was Designed to work outside in nature. We were meant to work in the soil. And when we get back to living and working how God Designed us to, we reap the benefits in many ways.
Well, this is a huge topic. So today we’re only going to look at some of the mental health benefits of being outside and working…