Professor Geoff Beattie, a leading psychologist has advised that spending time in the garden is good, is good for an individual's well being. He advised that people should spend as much time in green environments such as gardens and parks, as they can afford to, as it can help lower stress levels.
Professor Beattie said, "Gardening itself is a good physical activity, in addition, it has got the desired characteristic of taking you out of yourself, caring and nurturing and thinking about something else and again, you are tending to spend prolonged periods of time in a natural environment".
He explained that natural environments help in ceasing specific emotional reactions. Green surroundings promote people's willingness to express positive views like joy and contentment.
A research from Ronseal emphasized the fact that one fourth of Brits can put their health at risk by failing to spend sufficient time in the "right kind" of outdoor space or garden. The study also revealed that in today's materialistic world, people spend most of their time away from green areas. Ronseal added that this lack of green occurrence in the lives of people can develop negative emotions such as stress, apathy or anxiety.
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