According to the American Psychological Association, there are many mental health benefits from being outdoors in nature.
“There is mounting evidence, from dozens and dozens of researchers, that nature has benefits for both physical and psychological human wellbeing,” says Lisa Nisbet, PhD, a psychologist at Trent University in Ontario, Canada.
Spending time in nature helps to de-stress our busy brains. Research have shown that interacting with nature has cognitive benefits. Experiments have found that being exposed to natural environments improves working memory, cognitive flexibility and attentional control. One hypothesis proposes that spending time in nature triggers a physiological response that lowers