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Adventures in Wellbeing & other stories

July 2, 2017

It's a real blessing to live in an area of natural beauty. I'm lucky to live in Great Malvern at the foot of the Malvern Hills. Malvern was a Victorian Spa town where people have come to seek the 'healing' properties of the Malvern spring water and convalesce for years. I enjoy the spa and a romp up the hills which I suppose is healing in its own way. 

But there's more to enjoying a good view than meets the eye. Studies show that interacting with nature is good for us. It is proven to reduce stress, improve mood and improve cognitive function. The Wildlife Trusts & University of Essex have consolidated much of the research behind this claim here.

Biophilia describes the human requirement to seek out nature. The reasons for this are still up for debate. Perhaps it's part of our evolutionary code; we started in nature so need to maintain a connection with it. Another theory is that nature provides a reset button for our attentions. Still in its infancy, research in this area...

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