PLYMOUTH, England – So much of modern life happens indoors. From offices to apartments or homes, most people in the day and age are inward for most of the day. Spending more time outdoors has long been linked to a more positive mindset, but now a study has concluded that only see greenery in a daily way can give us a better attitude and reduce harmful demands for substances such as alcohol, cigarettes and junk food.
According to the study of the University of Plymouth, it may be less frequent and intense to see greenery and nature from your home. The research is based on previous work that has established a link between outdoor practice and reduced desire, but the study's authors claim that training is not necessary to reap the benefits of nature.
The study is the first of its kind and its authors say their results underscore the need for cities and communities worldwide to invest in and protect public green spaces.
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"It has been known for a time that it is outdoors in nature linked to a person's well-being. But because there is a similar association with desires from only being able to see green spaces, a new dimension is added to previous research This is the first study to explore this idea, and it can have a number of implications for both public health and environmental protection programs in the future, explains Leader Researcher Leanne Martin in a release.
Participants in the study completed an online survey that Asked questions about their daily exposure to nature, common desires and how often they experience negative emotions.In terms of nature, the survey must measure participants' exposure to greenery in their own neighborhood, the amount of leaves visible from their homes, access to a garden and how often they frequent public parks.
The results showed that daily access to a garden or other green spaces reduced the frequency One and the presence of harmful desires, and the possibility of seeing nature from their home has caused similar results. Scientists also took into account the exercise in the examinations, but they found that the participants reported minor requests after seeing nature regardless of whether they were exercising or not.
The study's authors want to carry out further studies on the impact of nature on demand in the future, and are hopeful that green spaces can be used to help individuals struggle with harmful abuses.
The study is published in the scientific journal Health & Place.