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Doctors say nature can improve your mental health

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Hiking, swimming, biking and other outdoor pursuits are part of our national DNA, and indubitably good for our physical health.
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Do you think nature is good for your mental health? What are the perks of nature to our health?
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Of course it does! You don't need scientific proof to prove it. This is common knowledge.
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Where I live I’n surrounded by nature and I love it, but I can’t say that it’s done much for my health, mental or otherwise.
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Soothing nature does provide us with some degree of mental calmness only if we are in a state of mind to absorb it. People who spend their childhood or adolescent amidst nature can always find solace there later in their life. just like sound or smell or any other thing it may trigger some good associative memories of childhood. Some may prefer mountain some may prefer sea some may prefer greenery lake. Nonetheless we do feel some connection and relaxation in the serenity of nature.
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I live in nature, but I'm still feeling quite crazy. Maybe too much nature can get into your head too.
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In Japan its called shinrin yoku or 'forest bathing'
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Staying in touch with nature is the way to preserve mental health. This has been my experience. I am a senior citizen who moved from city life to the country side and feel/ function so much better now although older.
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Growing research suggests that just about any kind of green space—from hiking trails and coastlines to soccer fields and local parks—can make you happier and boost your mental health.
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Being with humans is challenging to mental well being.
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Spending time with nature is the best thing one can do for oneself.
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Lots of research assumes that humans have an evolutionary connection to nature or that people enjoy green spaces because they remind them of childhood experiences.
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Find activities in a green space that match the outcome you want. For some people, that may be going to a quiet park to escape their daily routine, while others use nature to challenge themselves and might prefer something strenuous like mountain biking or surfing.
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Feeling down? Take a hike. A Stanford-led study finds quantifiable evidence that walking in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression.
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Nature hikes can be strong medicine. They reduce our mental fatigue, soothe our minds, and help us think creatively.
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