There is a very important reason why we enjoy strolls near the sea. It's not just a romantic getaway or we spend our time pleasantly.
This may be obvious to some, but it is supposed to have happened to live in nature on this planet. When we coexist with nature and live in homes that do not disturb it, then we are really in harmony with the planet, then we can turn the chaos of this planet. It makes no sense to put cement all over the rich flora of the earth.
Researchers at Canterbury University in New Zealand and Michigan State University investigated the differences between blue and green spaces. Blue areas are areas that have large water bodies, places like beaches. Green areas are areas such as parks or forests.
The information was gathered to evaluate stress and mood disorders. They took into account factors such as age and gender to ultimately find a correlation between people who looked at nature and positive mental health. The study is interesting, as the blue areas were much better, while the green ones are not, because many of our green spaces are in the cities and have cement among them. Green spaces do not have the same effect on your brain when they are full of artificial structures.
When we are completely surrounded by a forest or by the sea without artifacts, then there is a dramatic positive effect on our mental wellbeing. We are not designed to sit in a computer chair for hours in concrete buildings. We have been built to move and live and have closely linked human communities.
This information from the study can help to better design cities and incorporate nature into our artificial world. Basically, we need to change the design of society as to how we interact with each other.
We should be able to exist in harmony with the planet so that we can have sustainability without destroying nature. It seems quite simple, but nature also has oil and gas that major industries give priority to them.
If you are able, go out and explore the beautiful world of nature. Stop in a park if you live in the city, buy some plants to put around your home and bring nature into your life. They will clean the air and make you feel good in the place where you are.