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Positive Effects of Nature On your Well-Being

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Positive Effects of Nature On your Well-Being

Looking for  things to do in Orange County, we got some great ideas for you.  If you are planning for a family-friendly spring break in Orange County, then check out these nature fun connection activities. 

We are all aware that  nature is one of the best ways to promote mental, physical & emotional health. Viewing scenes of nature can reduce anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. 

Emotional Effect

Even just a simple exposure to nature makes you feel better emotionally. It contributes to your physical wellbeing while reducing your blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.

Psychological Effect

Walks in nature can help your memory. In fact, one study from the University of Michigan showed that those who took the test and then walked in nature improved 20% better than those who took the test and just walked around the city. 

Another study also revealed that spending time for fifteen minutes sitting in nature can help restore psychologically. Nature can also literally heal; people exposed to more natural light recovered faster from surgery and reportedly had less pain than others.

When you are one with nature, you can concentrate better. So, have a break and let your mind unwind.

 Physical Effect

Spending time in the sun can be one of best and healthy things to do in Orange County. It helps your body create vitamin D when you spend time with nature. Vitamin D —a vitamin that may help prevent cancer, osteoporosis, and heart attacks, study shows.

Go into the yard or a nearby Community Park, to have fun. Run around. Get your feet wet. Look under rocks. Climb a tree. Build a fort and dozens more. So, let’s get started.

Go for Tracks. Wildlife tracking is one famous activity and things to do in Orange County that humans have been using to connect with nature for thousands of years. It is easy to find some tracks in the afternoon and find some snow or while looking for little parts of the environment—a great way to connect with nature.

Start A Garden—plant vegetables, flowers, or native shrubs and trees in places. Take care of them properly and enjoy their growth and development. Gardening, in many studies revealed, is a great way to help people explore nature because it’s so interactive and life-enhancing.

At the end of the season, you will witness the promise of edible plants & herbs to collect and enjoy.

Sense Meditation. Be soothed and healed and put senses in order.

All you need to do is go outside and consciously focus your attention on each of the five senses, while deeply listening to all the sounds-bird calls, squirrels, wind in the trees, and the tiniest insect noises or even traffic highway sounds.

Then you can move on to your sense of touch, sight, smell, and even taste, relaxing all the way through to help your mind become calm & quiet.

Sit By A Fire & Tell Nature Stories. It is known that before humans started sitting around television sets, we were sitting around campfires and told stories. The fire has been considered primitive television because of the dancing flames, thus making people calm and relax at the end of a day. The magical combination that gets people excited about nature, when you combine the relaxation of sitting around a fire, with the basic human desire to share stories. It’s awesome.

When was the last time you took the time to connect deeply with a tree? Trees are one of the foundational building blocks of ecological knowledge. The “meet a tree” exercise is an excellent way to separate people from their normal awareness patterns. And really connect with trees in a new way.

So how do you connect with nature? What are its effects on you? Leave your comment below.

Toyota of Orange, dealer of used cars near Santa Ana sponsors this blog. 

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