8 Ways the Forest can Heal you
Posted on November 08 2016
8 ways the forest can heal you
- Improves attention.
The effect of walking though a park is equal to the peak effect of two typical ADHD Medications.
- Decrease Asthma
Trees filter airborne pollutants and reduce conditions that cause asthma and other repertory. Problems.
- Decrease Obesity.
Residents of areas with the most greenery are three times as likely to be physically active and 40% less likely to be overweight than residents in the least green settings. Children in neighborhoods with more green space are less likely to experience an increase in BMI.
- Improve Physical Health.
Contact with Nature can also help decrease blood pressure and reduce muscle tension. Workers without a view of nature from their desk are likely to claim more sick days than those who do not.
- Improve Mental Health.
Spending time in green spaces with trees reduces stress and brain fatigue.
- Reduce Traffic Accidents.
Highway drivers with views of natural roadsides display higher frustration tolerance. Landscape improvements to urban highways and arterials can reduce collisions by as much as 46%.
- Reduce Violence.
Trees are natural landscapes in public housing reduces domestic aggression and violence as much as 25%.
- Improves neighborhoods
In building with trees, residents report a stronger feeling of unity and cohesion with neighbors, feel safer and like where they are living more than residents with less trees around them. Outdoor spaces with natural landscapes have less graffiti, vandalism and lettering than spaces without any greenery.