To protect against the development of dangerous diseases, if often outdoors or regularly walk in the parks. To this conclusion came scientists from the University of East Anglia, which analyzed data on the health of 300 million people from 20 countries.
“People living near parks or outside the city, while physically active, experience less mental stress. Also, they less frequently diagnosed with heart disease and type II diabetes”, — cites the opinion of specialists in the Daily Mail.
The researchers said that the opportunity to regularly spend time in nature, Hiking or Jogging in the parks, in General, to be surrounded by vegetation biome — strengthens the immune system. The secret healing effects of the natural environment on the immune system lies in the diversity of beneficial microorganisms around. They “train” the immune system and reduce the risk of inflammation, noted the authors.
Conducted analysis showed that being in nature is correlated with a significant decrease in the level of the stress marker cortisol in saliva samples – this was the opening of the project. Excess cortisol affects metabolism, enhances the secretion of gastric juice, until the development of gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers, undermines the health of the liver, leads to disturbances in muscle and bone tissue.
Scientists recommend a daily walk in the Park — it helps to get rid of psychological fatigue, improves cognitive function of the brain. Useful even just to look at the trees and green spaces, say doctors – such soulful contemplation balances and normalizes the function of the vision system.