Allowing a child to play in nature helps improve their physical health, motor skills, learning ability, social development, and emotional wellbeing.
Numerous recent studies claim psychedelics, such as psilocybin, can help treat a range of mental health problems from depression to PTSD. Researchers investigate how psychedelics can help us become more "nature-connected" and increase a sense of environmental responsibility.
Younger children tend to prefer urban environments, but older children tend to prefer natural settings. Findings suggest an affinity for nature develops gradually during life rather than being inherent at an early age.
Spending time in nature can help reduce the strength and frequency of cravings.
The positive effects of spending time with nature on psychological wellbeing and health are well documented. However, not everyone can enjoy a trip to a green-space. New research suggests virtual exposure to nature via augmented reality and movies can mimic the effect and provide a boost to wellbeing.
Those who spend at least 120 minutes per week enjoying the outdoors report better health and feelings of wellbeing than those who spend less, or no time in nature.
A new study reveals spending time connecting with nature helps to reduce behavioral problems and anxiety in children, as well as improving overall health.