It’s not only the season for school to start back, it's also the season for stress. If you want to be successful this school year then you need to find healthy ways to deal with anxiety. Nature is the perfect solution. Research says that you're brain is designed to find things like lakes, trees, and streams soothing.
A study conducted by Robert Ulrich found that patients who had gallbladder surgery and recovered in a room with a plain wall had a much slower recovery than the ones who recovered in a room with a view of trees. This means that nature has a positive impact over people's well beings. There have been many fascinating experiments that have been done that have to do with the positive effects that nature has on people. There was even a study that found that it can increase the attention span of children with ADHD. Science proves that mental health is positively influenced by exposure to nature.
When school comes back, stress levels rise. This can negatively affect students grades and academic success. Nature will solve these problems. If you are ever stressed out, maybe trying taking a walk or going on a hike. There are a lot of great hikes to go on that are in or around Asheville. For example looking glass rock, max patch, and Roan mountain Appalachian trail. So, try going outside more often and your stress levels will naturally decrease!
Story by Alana Kendrick