Gardens For Wellbeing
Updated: Mar 2
Nature has numerous benefits on human health, some of which are:
Reduced stress: Spending time in nature can help to reduce stress levels. Being in a natural environment can promote a sense of relaxation and calmness, which can help to reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.
Improved mood: Being in nature has been shown to improve mood and increase feelings of happiness. Exposure to natural light and fresh air can help to regulate the production of the hormone serotonin, which is associated with feelings of well-being.
Increased physical activity: Spending time in nature often involves physical activity, such as hiking, walking or swimming. This can help to improve physical fitness, cardiovascular health, and overall wellbeing.
Boosted immune system: Being exposed to natural environments can also help to boost the immune system. Studies have shown that people who spend time in nature have higher levels of natural killer cells, which are important for fighting infections and cancer.
Improved cognitive function: Spending time in nature can improve cognitive function, including memory, attention, and problem-solving skills. Being in nature has also been shown to reduce symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Enhanced creativity: Nature can help to stimulate creativity and promote imaginative thinking. Studies have shown that exposure to nature can enhance cognitive flexibility, which is important for creative thinking and problem solving.
Reduced risk of chronic diseases: Spending time in nature has been associated with a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Overall, spending time in nature has numerous benefits for human health and well-being. It is important to incorporate nature into our daily lives, even if it is just a walk in the park or a visit to a nearby nature reserve.
Join Greensong for a 4-week Gardens For Wellbeing course starting up on March 1st in Caulfield, Melbourne. Follow this link for more details and registration: