”Exposure to nature during work hours reduces stress and improves cognitive performance”. This is the conclusion of a study done with the employees of the province of Limburg in Belgium published in the International journal of hygiene and environmental health.
Many of us describe nature as a place where they find peace and quiet, where they can recharge their batteries and feel that energy and creativity increase. This is not just a feeling, it is actually happening. Modern science proves again and again what we all knew long ago and what first nations still know and experience every day: our body and mind are wired to what we call nature, we are a part of it. We simply forgot about it.
It's time to reconnect with nature and the living and get the positive effects in our lives and at our workplace!
Daniels, S., Clemente, D., Desart, S., Saenen, N., Sleurs, H., Nawrot, T. S., Malina, R., & Plusquin, M. (2022). Introducing nature at the work floor: A nature-based intervention to reduce stress and improve cognitive performance. International journal of hygiene and environmental health, 240, 113884. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2021.113884