Everyone to the forest!

Outside the window, summer time is in full swing and city dwellers tend to spend warm sunny days in nature. Spending time in the forest has a number of therapeutic effects, which is not surprising, because this is originally our natural habitat.

  • It is quite obvious for everyone and everyone the result of being in nature. A study on a group of students showed that two nights in the forest lowered the level of the hormone cortisol in the blood. This hormone is associated with a marker of stress. For office workers, even a view of the trees and lawn from the window can ease the stress of the working day and increase job satisfaction.
  • According to a 2013 study in New Zealand, having green spaces around your home and in your neighborhood improves cardiovascular health.
  • In 2011, researchers found that visiting the forest had an effect on killer cells, increasing their activity. Natural killer cells are a type of white blood cell that is a key component of a healthy immune system.
  • Imagine treatment with no side effects, easily accessible, yet cost-effective. Thus began the description of “forest therapy” in a 2008 article. When the researchers asked students to reproduce a sequence of numbers after walking through the woods, they got more accurate results from the respondents. Increased productivity and ability to creatively solve people’s problems after 4 days in the forest was also noted.

Forest, nature, mountains – this is the natural habitat of man, which returns us to our original state and health. Spend as much time as possible in nature during the beautiful summer season!

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