Being in nature – it's good in your well being
Today's edition of the Wall Street Journal features an article entitled "For Better Health Just Go Outside".
The author, writes Betsy Morris,
"Spending time in the forest – a practice the Japanese call 'forest bathing' – is strongly linked to lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormones, and reductions in anxiety, depression and fatigue."
Your article shows that research has shown that too The natural killer cells of human cancer increase significantly after walks in the forest and at this time in a forest is associated with decreased inflammation, which is implicated in chronic diseases.
A study published in Nature's 2019 Scientific Reports found that 20,000 participants were significantly more likely to report health and wellbeing when they spent 120 minutes or more per week in nature. The benefits peaked at 200 to 300 minutes per week.
So science again agrees with the truths found in the Bible about how aspects of the Christian faith promote health and wellbeing.
Let's look at some related scriptures:
"In the beginning God created heaven and earth." Genesis 1: 1
"I will meditate on Her Majesty's splendid splendor and on your wondrous works." Psalm 145: 5
“Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar and everything that fills it; let the field cheer and everything in it! Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy. “Psalm 96: 11-12
“To the choirmaster. A psalm of David. Heaven proclaims the glory of God, and heaven above proclaims His work. “Psalm 19: 1
There are many more nature-related scriptures at the links below.
Part of God's great design is that we spend time outdoors and in nature … marveling at its beauty and being reminded of the truth that God created our beautiful world.
And when we do that, God receives glory and it is even good for our health.
So go for a walk!