Taking a walk, especially in a forest, has been shown to reduce cortisol levels (a hormonal measure of stress) and depression. It’s no mistake that the human eye can discern more shades of green than any other color. We were made to be outside.
Take a walk. Look at nature in action: that's the real world, not this screen. It's grounding. It's an anxiety killer.
"Forest bathing" is very popular right now for a good reason: it’s touchy-feely, but backed up by science. It works.
More on the health benefits of being outdoors:
- Study: Kids Who Spend Time in Nature Become Happier Adults
- London School of Economics: Sea and sun equals happiness
- New York Times: How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain
- WebMD: Forest Bathing, Nature Time Are Hot Health Advice