Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Time in Nature: Doctor Recommended
Time in Nature: Doctor Recommended. Recently my family took a camping trip to the desert, and when we got home, we all agreed on the best part of the experience: the pure silence. Such anecdotal evidence about the benefits of spending time outdoors is confirmed in Florence Williams's investigation into the science of what nature does for humans. Williams travels the world learning from researchers about how this works. Is it the quiet? The aromas of forests? The slower pace? When Williams moves from Colorado to Washington, D.C., she has to work harder to get outdoors. Connecting to the earth doesn't have to be shinrin-yoku—the Japanese term for using all five senses during an immersive nature experience. Your mind and body might be telling you it's time to get outside.
The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Recently my family took a camping trip to the desert, and when we got home, we all agreed on the best part of the experience: the pure silence. Without even the whir of electricity in the background, the mind goes still—then it comes alive.

Such anecdotal evidence about the benefits of spending time outdoors is confirmed in Florence Williams’s investigation into the science of what nature does for humans. The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative (W.W. Norton & Co., 2017) highlights measurable improvements in blood pressure and stress levels when people take time…

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