Countless studies point to its benefits. Doctors in foreign countries prescribe it as medicine. People around the world report being happier after enjoying it.
What are we talking about? Nature. Mother Earth. Being outside.
More recent studies point to spending time in nature as having numerous heart health benefits.
Here are a few of benefits:
Reduced blood pressure
Anytime in nature - a forest or urban park - can help to lower blood pressure. Just 30 minutes per day can lead to these results. It's easy, calming and accessible for most!
May reduce inflammation
Time spent in nature has been associated with lower levels of inflammation, which is a major factor for heart disease.
May improve cardiovascular fitness
Nature offers a plethora of outdoor activity options - think walking, hiking, kayaking, biking, running, rock climbing and more. All of these activities are great for your health, not only improving your cardio capacity but reducing the rick of elevated blood pressure.
May reduce stress
There are so many stressors in today's world - work, kids, school, the news and more. Nature can be that escape. A place to relax and unwind. In our 'About' section we say, "In the hustle and bustle of the world we live in, a majority of people feel stuck. A pawn in the corporate world. We aim to help break the norm. Grab a hatchet, book a trip and hit the trails. Reconnect with yourself and with nature." In short, nature is a place to help reduce stress which is a major factor leading to heart-related health issues.
So what are we getting at? Get outside! Enjoy it, cherish it! And hey, it may lead to a longer happier life. We'll see you on the trails soon.
Please note we are not doctor and would recommend consulting your physician with any questions pertaining to your hearth health. Original Article Here.