Connecting Nature and Wellbeing

hikers in a fall forest with bright sunlight

A study by the University of Essex tracked volunteers with low mental wellbeing.

Two-thirds saw their mental health improve after six weeks of exposure to nature.
The folks with the worst problems showed the biggest improvements.
Another study from Environmental Science and Technology found that viewing images of nature boosted stress recovery. People who viewed nature scenes had higher activity in the parasympathetic nervous system. This controls the stress, fight, or flight instinct.
Researchers found the most awe-inspiring scenes reduces stress the most.
Scientist’s do not fully understand how the process works.
Does spending time in nature improve your state of mind?