On this coming holiday season, you might want to skimp on buying your loved ones or close friends perfume and instead, get a nice house plant. According to research, people who do live in areas that are in close proximity to plants add more years to their life.
Closer to Nature
Also, did you know that living in the forest is associated to better activity and health of the brain? That is what discovered in the recent German research.
Scientists in the study have learned that living near forest creates a positive effect onto brain’s plasticity especially on how the amygdale is functioning.
This is the part of our brain that is responsible for stress of flight or fight response.
In essence, there’s been tons of research suggesting that humans live in a natural environment.
We Belong to Nature
On the other hand, as for women who are living near woods, case will be different. In a study performed by the researchers, nature has proven to be an integral factor in extending a woman’s life expectancy. The study was conducted from Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study was joined by 100,000 plus women which was the basis of the research.