Updated: Mar 21
It is no secret that nature is good for our mental health. Research into the links between Nature and mental health have have demonstrated that regular contact with nature and greenery can improve our mental health in many ways (Marselle, M. R., Warber, S. L., Irvine, K. N. 2019).
One of the main ways regular contact with nature can help our mental health is to help build resilience. Studies have shown that having access to natural environment can have a buffering effect during stressful times. On top of this exercising in nature has been shown to have twice the impact on our mental wellbeing that exercising in an urban environment (Marselle, M. R., Warber, S. L., Irvine, K. N. 2019).