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Benefits of Being in Nature

Updated: May 8

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Research has shown that even simply observing nature can benefit the human brain. Viewing nature scenes can remind us of the soothing feeling of being in nature, even when we can’t physically be there. 

According to a 2013 study from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), viewing nature scenes provides the brain with rich stimuli that excites the brain in ways different than our artificial urban or suburban environments can. 


Research suggests that viewing nature scenes, looking out a window, or even observing house plants or flower bouquets, can help the body heal faster after surgeries and ward off colds.

Finally, improve your mood! Being surrounded by nature, physically or virtually, can decrease tension and improve energy levels. 

So sit back, relax, and take in some nature!


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