Thursday, 23 June 2011

Stress is indeed lowered by the countryside

Recent research has provided evidence that being in the countryside and close to Nature radically lowers human stress levels. Being surrounded by strangers in an urban environment, can cause hyper-alert and high stressed states, even mental illness.

Even five minutes in green open spaces has a beneficial effect. I note this as our commuter train from London reaches open country. I see workers around me visibly relax, within seconds. 

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