How Nature Can Help Your Well-Being During The Panademic...

Since the start of the pandemic, there's been a massive shift in how people are thinking. People are now starting to think about what's really important to them.

Research shows; that in Australia, people are flocking from high density, over crowded cities, such as; Sydney and Melbourne to Queensland for a simpler healthier life, where they can spend more time outdoors and in nature.

It's been reported, that people are now more concerned about their overall health and well-being than ever before.

So how does nature help, and what are some of the proven benefits of spending time in nature?

1) You Can Improve How Your Body Handles Stress.

2) You May Behave More Generously.

3) You May Have A More Positive Outlook On Life.

4) You May Be More Alert.

5) Your Body's Natural Killer Cell Activity Can Increase.

Since the start of the pandemic, it's been reported that mental health has become an epidemic in societies all across Australia.

As reported by the: Australian Government - Australian Institute Of Health & Welfare:

* 4.4 million people received mental health related prescriptions in 2019-2020.

  • In the 4 weeks to 25 April 2021:
    • Lifeline received almost 82,000 calls (a decrease of 2.3% from the 4 weeks to 26 April 2020 and an increase of 18.4% from the 4 weeks to 28 April 2019).
    • Kids Helpline received almost 26,000 answerable contact attempts (a decrease of 26.6% from the 4 weeks to 26 April 2020 and an increase of 10.5% from the 4 weeks to 28 April 2019).
    • Beyond Blue received over 22,000 contacts (a decrease of 14.9% from the 4 weeks to 26 April 2020 and an increase of 30.7% from the 4 weeks to 28 April 2019).
  • In 2020 the number of suspected or confirmed deaths by suicide in New South Wales (897) and Victoria (708) were similar to 2019.
  • Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical well-being, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.

  • At Parkside Designs Art, we genuinely care that you co-exist in a safe, calm and stress-free environment. We care about mental health and well-being.
  • If you haven't been making the time to get outdoors, and spending some time in nature, then try to make it a priority. Just like brushing your teeth every day, it won't take long, and it will become a habit.
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