Immersion in nature, saturation with “vitamin N” allows us to stay healthy and rejuvenate.
A series of studies conducted by the team of psychologists at the University of Rochester show that contact with nature results in an increase in people’s sense of well-being and vitality. 90 percent of people admitted that spending time actively in the countryside helped them get rid of fatigue.
Researchers at the European Centre for Environment & Human Health at the University of Exeter found that people who spent 2 hours a week in green & natural environments were more likely to report psychological well-being than those who don’t.
Other studies show that walking in the woods or parks enhances the immune system, regulates heart rate, blood pressure, and has a positive effect on the nervous system, resulting in a feeling of deep peace, which is associated with lowering the level of stress hormone. 20 minutes of looking at green causes the amount of cortisol in saliva to fall by 13.4 percent, as demonstrated by research by Yoshifumi Miyazaki, University of Chiba.%