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Making Use of the Outdoors For Mental Health

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Almost everyone enjoys the outdoors to some level and in some form. There are those that are absolute nature lovers while there are others that just being outdoors to sit for bit of time is plenty for them. What has been discovered and is becoming more evident is that the natural environment has some great benefits for the mental health of any age or gender.

Often when individuals are stressed out or feel tense or even lethargic throughout the day it will create a desire to get outside for what they call a breath of fresh air. It has been shown that those that suffer with depression and anxiety that are exposed to some form of green space show a reduction in their symptoms.

There are several reasons why the outdoors can have such an impact on the mental well-being of an individual. Most often those that want to spend time outdoors want to do so in an area that is quiet and serene. This allows them to escape from the stress of everyday life and the noise and activities that they are often subjected to.

Another positive feature is the fresh air that is present in a natural setting. There is also something  calming about the scenery that a beautiful outdoor setting can possess. This in itself has the ability to d-stress an individual.


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