There’s something about seeing lots of trees that just relaxes the mind.
When spending a vacation, for example, many of us tend to pick spots that are close to nature. Besides, we all want some fresh air and nothing assures that better than a bunch of trees. Taking a stroll on these green surroundings can help a lot in reducing stress. In fact, you may even have to walk sometimes just to feel the benefits. Just staring at nature somehow brings positive effects.
Well, if this new research is to be believed, it seems living near tree-filled areas is much more worth it than simply seeing trees occasionally – or not being close to any at all.
This study was conducted by the University of Chicago in the United States. According to their research, those who live in cities surrounded with trees are much healthier compared with those who don’t see greens most of the time.
Lead researcher Marc Berman said:
“We have known that the natural environment can improve health, but this study shows for the first time how big that impact can be.”
According to the research, living close to nature will make you feel healthier, richer, and younger.
The researchers went as far as specifying that residents of a city block with 10 more trees feel 1% healthier – that’s exactly the same impact to a person who gets a $10,200 raise. On top of that, individual may feel at least 7 years younger than his or her actual age.
Data from the research was based on an Ontario Health Study where 30,000 people in Toronto, Canada are regularly surveyed regarding their health.
… And the health benefits don’t even end there.
Earlier this year, another study established the direct relationship between nature and health. A research also said that nature exposure for at least 90 minutes could help people’s neural activity and emotional regulation.
Researcher Peter Dockrill said:
“When compared to rural folk, people living in cities have a 40 percent higher risk of mood disorders and a 20 percent higher risk of anxiety disorders. They’re also twice as likely to develop schizophrenia.”
Of course, climbing a tree is also an excellent way to enhance cognitive ability plus staying in a place with no electricity for a week can be effective in resetting one’s body clock.
Let’s all go plant some trees then!
Not Your Ordinary Book: This Drinkable Book Filters Water and Saves Lives
This amazing technology can help save millions of lives – one page at a time
Water is one of the most important resources we need for our survival. A person can survive for at least three weeks without food, but can only last for a week without water - and that estimate even depends on the environment; It can be shorter than a week in harsh environments.
Although 70% of the earth is covered by water, we still face a water crisis, since an overwhelming proportion of the earth's water is saline - hence not potable. Only 2.5% of the earth's water is fresh, with a minute 1% of it accessible to us. Millions of people across the globe suffer from having no access to safe drinking water, which in turn increases the morbidity and mortality due to water-borne diseases. Majority of these water-related problems can be traced back to lack of access and pollution of water sources and in order to address these issues, waste water treatment plants and water lines need to be constructed, which may not be feasible in many poverty-stricken and geographically isolated areas where these are needed most.
This is precisely why this innovative technology created by Dr. Theresa Dankovich is a lifesaver. Dr. Dankovich, a postgraduate researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, invented the Drinkable Book. This is no ordinary book, mind you - the book contains information about water safety and at the same time can be used as a filter for water purification. Each page of The Drinkable Book contains antibacterial silver nanoparticle paper filters, which can filter 99.9% of biological contaminants out of dirty water....
Man Creates High Voltage Ejector Bed for People Who Are Too Lazy to Wake Up
An inventor came up with a brilliant solution to your biggest problem in the morning.
If you’re having trouble getting out of bed in time, then you probably need to get this equally crazy and brilliant invention created by Colin Furze.
After receiving an insane suggestion from subscribers in his YouTube channel, the mad engineer decided to create a bed that won’t take “snooze” for an answer.
The High Voltage Ejector Bed will literally throw people who are too lazy to get out of the bed to the sound of car horns and ringing bells. The bed has home-made pistons powered by ordinary domestic compressors that will launch its sleeping “passengers” up and off. For the cherry on top, Furze added some bright flashing lights as well as alarms enough to wake up sleepyheads....
World’s First “Unstealable” Bicycle Breaks When Stolen
You need to break it in order to steal it…
Now cyclists don’t have to worry about their bicycles being stolen. Three young inventors from Chile came up with a brilliant solution that will prevent crooks from taking bicycles.
Andrés Roi Eggers, 23, Cristóbal Cabello, 22, and Juan José Monsalve, 24, were once victimized by bicycle thieves. This inspired them to drop out of college and design a bike that will actually break if anyone takes it.
The world’s first unstealable bike would actually deter thieves as the bike itself becomes the lock....