Health tips that can make you free from illness.
Depression and high blood pressure are some of the most common health problems in most part of the world. These health threats cause millions of deaths and governments spent millions of dollars on medical treatments.
Unfortunately, we heavily rely on medication and psychopharmacological treatments to treat high blood pressure and depression. Can we have free treatment?
“Health tips” from mother nature
Fortunately, one study had found a promising treatment for these health problems. Dr. Danielle Shanahan and her colleagues at The University of Queensland and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions found a significant impact of nature on health.
The study found that parks have great health benefits including reduced risks of heart disease, anxiety, depression, stress and heart disease.
The researchers suggest that “If everyone visited their local parks for half an hour each week there would be seven percent fewer cases of depression and nine percent cases of high blood pressure.”
This evidence would suggest that visiting a park has a great benefit more than recreation. This finding would definitely change our way of thinking about outdoor leisure activities.
The researchers also think this way.
“We’ve known for a long time that visiting parks is good for our health, but we are now beginning to establish exactly how much time we need to spend in parks to gain these benefits.”
Rather than spending millions of dollars on medication, why not spend 30 minutes in the park? Although the empirical evidence may not be sufficient enough, the previous study is an eye-opener.
“We have specific evidence that we need regular visits of at least half an hour to ensure we get these benefits.”
The only question now is how we can convince other people to visit nature.
“So how can we encourage people to spend more time in green space?”
However, governments can facilitate such undertaking. “For example, the Nature Play programs in Queensland, Western Australia, and South Australia provide heaps of ideas for helping kids enjoy the great outdoors.”
To sum up, treatment to basic and yet deadly diseases does not have to be expensive. Nature got it all. By immersing in the beauty of mother nature, we get not only joy but also health benefits.
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.