Phytoncides (antimicrobial allelochemic volatile organic compounds) are produced to help plants & trees protect themselves from harmful insects and germs. When people breathe in these natural chemicals, our human bodies respond by increasing the number and activity of a type of white blood cell called natural killer cells strengthening our immune cells. It’s all in the antimicrobial essential oils they release.
In addition to adding muscle to your immune system, phytoncides also lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduce stress, anxiety and confusion, and help with sleep while boosting creativity.
Being Near, In, On, or Under the Nature Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do
It’s just you and the nature. Being outdoors in nature can be healing and beneficial for the body and mind. We often think about access to nature as a perk. But we should start thinking of these experiences as a necessity that we need to maintain and sustain healthy lives. Any natural environment may provide therapeutic effects. That could mean taking advantage of hiking trails near your neighbourhood, playing in the rain, swimming in the ocean, or just spending time every week in a local park.
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Phytoncides strengthen our immune system, lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduce stress, anxiety and confusion, and boosting creativity.
Serotonin stabilizes our mood, helps good eating, sleeping, digesting and reduce depression.
Oxytocin helps human bonding including empathy, trust, intimacy, communication and relationship-building.
Dopamine is responsible for our experiencing happiness and feeling pleasure in life.
Endorphins produced by the body to relieve stress, pain and creates euphoria feeling.
Nature as a way to build relationships and emotional attachment, self efficacy, resilience, and sustainability.
We are drawn to lakes, rivers, oceans and pools. Being in, on, under, or simply near water is medicine to our soul.
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