Getting outdoors in nature is highly beneficial for psychological health - at all ages.
Robyn Chuter for health minister.
I think infra red radiation is also important ( Darkhorse podcast)
Also, can you provide a link to the Cochrane review that you mentioned on the Fifth Estate vis a vis flu jabs and also any references to the succession litigation regarding adverse flu jabs. Apologies for the somewhat off topic comment.
I have been riding to and from work for the last 30 years and it’s the best part of my day. Clears the cobwebs, gets rid of the stuff that pisses me off and although I trundle rather than push it, it’s the reason I chose to attend the office. And I like food too.
Fascinating read, Robyn. I was especially impressed with the findings that the amount of physical activity in the preceding 24 hours had less of an effect on brain function, than simple time in nature; very interesting indeed. Overall, the results of these studies are great news ahead of our upcoming move to the bush! I can't wait! :)
I love that those studies proves me not being a bad mum for kicking the kids "outside and to go off and do something" ...no tv ...and luckily pre computer games. Im a mad gardener and avid golfer.. and sailor....i spend moretime outside than in...and once a long time ago I read a study that if you had the downs or felt something coming on you could go outside and pull weeds... if i remember correctly..the study said something like that the human nose detected the scent of the soil and the juice of the weed...much like cows or sheep pulling and chewing ...and released beneficial triggers to our...(emotional?) Health. It works..if i feel a bit overworked or a bit rundown a good sweat in the garden fixes everything...as does 18 holes and searching for lost balls. Lol. Cheers
Fantastic article! Although I knew a fair bit of it already, the effects on the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex was new to me - and definitely an area I could use a boost of gray matter in! The article also came at a serendipitous time for me, when I just happen to have been doing a lot more walking of the dog in nature, so it is a good reinforcement of my new behaviour. And it encouraged me to take my chair and read it in the sun.
Thinking about it, I have also felt less anxious lately (all the uncertainty and bad actors in the world at present can cause quite a lot of stress!). And certainly it’s been very enjoyable when walking, especially when my boyfriend joins me (social).
When I was stressed as a tween I used to sit alone with my thoughts in a tree. Maybe I need to find a climbable tree again…