Does city life take a toll on your body? Need some natural healing to soothe your soul? A recent study has shown that by looking at trees you can reduce your stress level…
If you are feeling tired and you would much prefer living in a real jungle rather than in a concrete one, this news could be very interesting for you. Even if you live surrounded by skyscrapers, smog and buildings, and walking through a lush forest is almost impossible for you, a study shows that just looking at a single tree can help you with stress relief.
That’s right; even if you live far away from a forest you can enjoy the natural healing power of calming colors. The study comes from the Universities of Illinois and Hong Kong, that have been researching the positive influence of nature on our mental and physical wellbeing. The participants of the study have been purposely stressed, and later invited to observe a relaxing video or image showing trees or flowers such as these:
Feeling relaxed yet? The subjects of the experiment certainly did, as they reported a feeling of stress relief thanks to the calming colors. Obviously, the more you are surrounded by nature, the more you will feel this positive effect. However, even just a picture of a green scenario is said to improve your mood and make you feel better. To test this out, try changing your desktop with a green and lush image with relaxing colors. You’ll thank me later!
I hope this information was interesting, and that thanks to it you can learn to soothe your soul in a natural and simple way. Follow the blog for more news related to a new and eco-friendly lifestyle!