Spending time in nature is an important aspect of self-care for healthcare workers. Nature enhances mental and physical well–being. It boosts creativity and brain function. Exposure to nature is especially helpful for healthcare workers due to the intensity of our jobs, physical demands, and the technical environments in which we work.
Nature Reduces Stress
Healthcare workers experience extremely high levels of stress, and chronic stress is deadly. Studies indicate that spending time in nature lowers stress levels. Depressive symptoms lessen too. Blood pressure drops. Muscle tension diminishes. Headaches and other aches and pains decrease.
Research Proves that Natural Environments