A study has shown that days can reduce stress, anxiety and have great health benefits, especially the singing of birds
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the main recommendations has been to “avoid closed spaces.” Going out can improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression.
As a result, many people begin to go to natural spaces more frequently, such as going on a picnic or hiking. These plans not only adapt to the current situation and reduce the spread of the virus, but also have a very beneficial impact on mental health when entering the field.
A study conducted by the University of Michigan analyzed the sounds of 68 natural parks. They compared natural sounds (such as bird song or water currents) with sounds produced by humans.They found Exposure to natural sounds can improve health, Reduce stress and anxiety.
This discovery may be related to human evolution itself. The sound from the natural environment unconsciously awakens our sense of security and orderly world. On the other hand, the characteristic noise of the city and the lack of natural safety indicators can cause danger and alertness and have a negative impact on health.
The hustle and bustle of the city and the lack of natural safety indicators have triggered dangerous situations
During the investigation, they analyzed different sounds, such as water, birds or wind. The results show that the sound of water has a greater positive impact on health. On its own, the singing of birds better relieves stress and fatigue, and relieves irritation.
The importance of the sound of water may be related to its need for life and the continuity of sound, because it conceals and hides other noises. Even its presence in the city park improves the environment and makes the space more comfortable.
More and more doctors recommend that patients go to natural spaces for benefits, such as physical exercise or exposure to the sun to produce vitamin D, but in general, they do not mean listening to natural sounds, which are already considered beneficial of. of equal importance.
The researchers hope that their findings will increase prescriptions for walking and hiking, and the purpose of walking and hiking is to listen to nature. In addition, they are aware of the importance of these spaces for public health, and therefore recommend a protection and protection plan.