The Psychological Effects of Looking at Trees: How Trees Can Help You Live a Longer and Happier Life
It’s no secret that being in nature makes us happier and less stressed overall. But did you know that trees within cityscapes also make us happier? According to several studies, trees planted in urban sprawls make us feel more peaceful and serene overall, raising our overall happiness, calming the stress centers in the brain, and even downsizing the occurrence of mental health disorders such as depression and schizophrenia.
For example, even just a ten minute stroll through a city park can see a boost in cognitive focus and the calming of the amygdala and cingulate cortex, which are responsible for regulating the stress signals sent throughout the body. Not only do tress provide fresh air, but also seem to have a calming effect just by looking at and soaking in their majestic greenness.
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