A bit of nature a day can keep the doctor away.

Here at Bear, we’re big on promoting the mental health benefits of getting outside (read more here). We’re constantly in pursuit of the next nature fix; whether it’s running streams, frosty fields, wild deer or even the local livestock.

Turning to nature for physical and mental help is not a new concept. For thousands of years, people around the world have relied on the environment. Ancient civilisations harnessed the healing power of water (eg. the Roman baths), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia continue to use 60000 year old bush medicine remedies and more recently, shinrin-yoku or forest bathing in Japan has been encouraged to help with tech-burnout. 

Relatively speaking, science has only recently proved centuries of intuition - nature is good for us. Thankfully, medical professionals have started to prescribe nature to help physical and mental conditions:

Emerging research from COVID-induced lockdowns has highlighted humanities growing appreciation of green spaces and wildlife and stressed the importance of nature for mental health and wellbeing.

With a reliance on nature to not only survive, but thrive - it’s never been more important to look after the environment, so it can look after us.

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