How Nature Can Make You Kinder and Happier

“”People have been discussing their profound experiences in nature for the last several 100 years — from Thoreau to John Muir to many other writers,” says researcher David Strayer, of the University of Utah. “Now we are seeing changes in the brain and changes in the body that suggest we are physically and mentally more healthy when we are interacting with nature.” While he and other scientists may believe nature benefits our well-being, we live in a society where people spend more and more time indoors and online — especially children. Findings on how nature improves our brains brings added legitimacy to the call for preserving natural spaces — both urban and wild — and for spending more time in nature in order to lead healthier, happier, and more creative lives. Here are some of the ways that science is showing how being in nature affects our brains and bodies.”

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