Stress Management

Nature Helps us to Recover from Stress

Beautiful natural landscapes, sounds and scents will help you relax after work that demands high levels of concentration. Nature helps the body to recover from stress and the brain to work in the best possible way.

Photo: Kati Vähäsarja

Information overflows and lifestyles based on spending most of the day staring at screens and electronic gadgets are challenging in terms of mental performance. Tasks that require constant attention expose people to stress and fatigue. Creativity and the ability to focus suffer if the brain is not given the opportunity to recover from the strain this imposes.

Because stress can related to infections and chronic diseases, it is important to your health that you take the time to recover properly from stress. It has been scientifically proven that the best place to refresh the mind is an attractive environment in which you can set aside negative thoughts. Many people refer to beautiful outdoor destinations as their favourite places for recharging their batteries.

Nature Revitalises the Body in the Following Ways

  • Lower blood pressure.
  • Slower pulse.
  • Lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.
  • Physical symptoms such as headaches ease.
  • Lower muscle tension.
  • Experienced improvement in health and well-being.

Nature Refreshes the Mind in the Following Ways

  • Better mood.
  • Fewer negative moods such as anger, frustration and anxiety.
  • Higher self-esteem.
  • Better problem-solving and concentration skills.
  • Improvement experienced in mental health and quality of life.