WHY LIVING AROUND NATURE COULD MAKE YOU LIVE LONGER
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” This is a very popular quote by Albert Einstein.
Today we stand in the way, a past of evolution and future of extinction just making it clear, our past generation have witnessed an era in which they used to walk for miles for a piece of bread and inch of shelter but today we lick in a single lick probably tomorrow it may get even better, total humanity is in great comfort on other side it being in humane towards nature and environment.
From the heyday of the existence of the man on this planet he has been closer to nature he used to hunt , gather and wander, every voyage of his life. Apple played three different roles; in case of Adam and Eve it was a sign of life maturity.
In case of Newton it was a reason for gravity in science. In case of Steve Jobs it was reason for technology see the gift of nature from just life to modern civilization means we are moving apart from the nature we are missing the Wordsworth’s Daffodils.
I wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd, a host of golden daffodils:
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
We are vanishing the whole forest on the other side we are planting a tree in a pot. One side e are killing the animals by encroaching their habitat other side e are chanting Save Tiger campaign….. It seems funny and ridiculous but it is hard truth .
Look deep in to nature, and then you will understand everything –Albert Einstein
There are many tribes living in deep forests of Amazons , Africa and Brazilian forest, Western Ghats of India they are living happily with nature.
In recent tsunami tribal people of Adaman Nicobar Islands are the only survivors in the disaster because they knew the happening before a month they moved to high altitudes and were safe.
Unfortunately they could not communicate with us. In case of forest tribes, their closeness to the nature saved them; they can hear every wind and can communicate with every biotic and they are natural guard of the forest.
The researchers found that people living in the greenest places – that is, people who had the most vegetation within 800 feet of their homes-had a 12 percent lower rate of mortality from any non accidental cause than people living in the green places.
Specially, they found that the relationship was strongest for deaths related to respiratory disease, cancer and kidney disease. These results were the same regardless of the participants’ income, weight or smoking status and also did not significantly change between urban and suburban locations.
It may also be that the social engagement that green spaces encourage and can improve people’s mind set up. “ Social connectedness is a predictor of good mental health, which is in turn a predictor of good physical health,” Frumkin said.
Still, much remains uncertain about the exact mechanisms by which exposure to nature can improve health. Frumkin noted and scientists are still trying to figure out what type of contact with nature works best.
That is not entirely surprising when several studies show trees and other greenery can help absorb harmful air pollution and disturbing noise. Having parks or gardens nearby can encourage exercise. Having outdoor spaces can help people socialize , too, and that can improve mental health, the researchers said.
Policies to increase vegetation may provide opportunities for physical activity, reduce harmful exposures, increase social engagement and improve mental health. The study shows that trees are natural calming to humans and that the presence of trees is more likely to encourage residents to exercise.
If your lifestyle doesn’t allow you to live around nature you can take few days off and start living close to nature. Practice Sun Salutation during that time and completely rejuvenate yourself.
The study clearly indicates that planting additional trees can have far reaching benefits particularly if they are planted in public areas. Areas of dense vegetation aren’t usually subjected to traffic pollution to begin with oxygen, making the green areas a greener place to breathe.
Noise pollution can be just as harmful, causing underlying stress that often goes unnoticed. It not only severely impairs learning and cognition, but high levels of noise pollution from aircraft, traffic, etc can also lead to increased mortality.
Lower rates of depression: nature is practically a prescription for depression. Spending time in nature reduces negative thoughts and bathes both the mind and body in meditative calmness. Because they spend more time immersed, those living in the greenest. When it comes down to it, longevity is about a balanced life.
Moderate exercise, a healthy outlook, strong social support and a wholesome diet are but a few of the factors that work towards a quality, healthy life. Surrounding yourself with a little more greenery is just one of those factors that can immediately benefit your health and, perhaps, your lifespan.
Some of what we know about the impact of nature on health is incomplete. One recent study tested over 1200 elderly adults on those who had not engaged in outdoor recreation in the past year were the most prone to major depression.
Those who spent time outside four or more times a week suffered the least depression. This study found a correlation, but it did not necessarily find causation.
One study concluded that the psychological benefits of nature increase with biodiversity, defined by the richness of different types of habitats, plant species and birds.
Mental health patients’ self esteem improved significantly more if they participated in green exercise than if they simply participated in a social club.
Once outside, you are free to effortlessly follow a butterfly with your eyes, listen to songbirds, or observe the motion of the leaves in the breeze. This makes one feel that living with nature without stress makes one healthy.