APA Explores Nature Boost
Check out this April 2020 article from the American Psychological Assocation, on the positive benefits of nature exposure. From its summary:
- “Spending time in nature is linked to both cognitive benefits and improvements in mood, mental health and emotional well-being.
- Feeling connected to nature can produce similar benefits to well-being, regardless of how much time one spends outdoors.
- Both green spaces and blue spaces (aquatic environments) produce well-being benefits. More remote and biodiverse spaces may be particularly helpful, though even urban parks and trees can lead to positive outcomes.”
Especially in the midst of these difficult times, connect with nature – virtually or in person, even for a few moments, at least several times per week if possible.