Even a few minutes in the natural surroundings can be a good thing and help us reduce the negative effects of physical and emotional stress.
Increasing amounts of research also indicate the health benefits from gardening. Based on a National Garden Scheme survey over half the respondents stated that visiting gardens boosts their creative abilities as well as 85 percent of the respondents said the benefits to their mental health.
It is true that spending time in nature is so good for us that the revered Japanese practice of “forest bathing’ is now gaining acceptance within the West. In Japan the simple method to remain still amid the trees, taking in the scenery and breathing deeply can help us de-stress in various situations.
It’s easier to stay healthy than you imagine. By putting in a little effort, you can make a difference in your overall well-being. One step towards a healthy lifestyle is to incorporate some of these ideas into your daily routine.