He aha ai? – Why we love it
Countless research reveals the positive effect nature has on our wellbeing - our tinana, hinengaro and wairua especially. A few benefits include:
- What we see, hear and experience can change our mood.
- Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to our physical wellbeing.
- Being in nature reduces blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the production of stress hormones.
What’s extra amazing is that we don’t even have to be in nature to experience the benefits. This study showed that having pot plants in a workplace or even just being able to see a beautiful image or view reduces stress. Pretty cool eh?