Tag Archives: nature

Nature Walks Offer Mental Health Benefits, Study Finds

Taking a walk outdoors has long been suggested for people trying to clear their head, enjoy a breath of fresh air and combat stress. Turns out, it may actually work – really well. People who took group nature walks were linked with significantly lower depression, less perceived stress and enhanced mental health and well being, […]

Boost Creativity with a Dose of Nature

Need to increase your creativity? Try spending a long weekend hiking in the woods. Researchers have found that people who leave their cell phones, laptops and tablets at home and head for the woods enjoy a 50 percent increase in creativity after three or four days. The hikers also had better insight and problem-solving skills, […]

Vitamin D Supplements May Help Reduce Colds Among Some Kids

Children who have low blood levels of vitamin D may cut their risk of respiratory infections by taking a daily supplement, an international research team has found. In a report to be published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers say vitamin D plays a much larger role than growing strong bones; it also affects the immune […]

Battle ADHD with Nature

Children with ADHD may have milder symptoms if they often play outdoors surrounded by grass and trees, according to a study in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. Researchers examined how more than 400 children with ADHD acted after playing outdoors. They concluded that routinely playing in green, outdoor settings was associated with diminished […]