Over 2 million years of man's evolution in nature is inside each one of us. Photographic Green Spaces® immerse people in the aspects of nature that science has shown, again and again, to inspire, to increase mental and physical wellness, and to even increase human creativity.
Let's use this science!
Urbanization is on the rise. It's scientifically shown to increase stress and anxiety, and other health issues, costing U.S. businesses over $17 billion a year. The rise of tech and our subsequent habits have created a new human condition: "nature deficit disorder." Scientific studies show that viewing photographs of nature has significant and measurable health benefits. They increase staff creativity and productivity, lower stress, and improve physical and mental health.
Nature, it's good for us!
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What you can do
All of these tips come from serious scientific studies with positive mental and physical outcomes:
- Feature nature photographs and house plants in site and nearby where you dwell most – your desk or work area, bedroom, kitchen. Look a them regularly, 5 mins total, seconds at at time, has shown to help.
- Walk on the tree-lined side of the street, sit under trees, open fields or near nature.
- Vacation in nature - get active in it. Or add nature time or excursions to your holidays.
- Spend a few hours a week in nature, even if it’s cold, wrap up, it still benefits your health. Finland's resaerchers suggest 5 hours per month.
- Spend time gardening or volunteer with tree planting nonprofits.
- Live near nature, wilderness or a park. Even if you don't go to it, it's shown to help.
- Visit your local botanical garden or arboretum, especially in winter months.
- Drive the nature route vs city route.
- Do walking meetings through parks or sit in green areas in cities.
- Build leisure and play time outside in nature into your kids' life, limit screen time. Goes for you too :)
- Buy evergreen or cypress oils from any natural store and use inside your home or office via misters. Japan's forest bathing science found this reduces blood pressure and boosts immune system.
- Look out windows at nature if possible, even if it's mundane grassy patches or trees.
- Use nature scene desktop images or screen savers that really effect you.
- Find a nature org or photographer you love and follow them on social media for regular visual hits of nature.
- Even walks where ppl didn’t enjoy themselves, say cold winter day, if in nature, they still performed better on short-term memory and attention test.