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Reflection Thursday ~ Reasons why we can relax in nature

That blissful feeling that overwhelms you when you can run away from everyone and everything is not just the fruit of your imagination. Here are some reasons how this happens?

1. Oxygen affects your well-being

The level of oxygen in your brain is related to the level of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that affects your mood, appetite, memory, social behavior, and other processes.

2. Breathing is a natural body mechanism that reduces stress

Slow and deep breathing (stimulated by spending time in nature) stimulates a parasympathetic nervous system reaction that calms us down.

3. In nature, you can disconnect

Multitasking, especially in conjunction with electronic devices, is a leading cause of stress.

4. Physical activity increases endorphin production

Exercise, which is usually inextricably linked to spending time in nature, increases endorphin production. If your endorphin levels are increased, you will be more relaxed, collected, and calm.

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