Understanding the human/nature connection.
Do you know you’re genetically designed to interact with nature? Yep - it’s true! The next time you go on a walk, notice how much better and refreshed you feel. That’s your brain on nature. Oh yes, it rocks!
Nature is an essential element of human wellness. It’s a powerful antidote to life and living and helps keep us mentally healthy and balanced and happy. Nature’s experience reduces key cognitive responses that obstruct what makes us feel better, happier and nicer. It also reinforces positive responses that increase our senses of well-being and happiness. As it turns out, nature is a very big deal indeed.
The problem is more than 80% of us don’t get enough nature because it’s too inconvenient or impossible thanks to busy lives and stressful career demands. The results? Dramatically increased rates of depression, suicide rates - and a host of serious psychological disorders and dysfunctions. The economic price is palpable as well. Scientists have proven stress, anxiety and depression account for more than 97% of human cognitive performance. Nothing else comes close.
While nothing will replaces walks in nature, Life Environments™ is the next best thing when you can't get there. Life Environments™ are therapeutic audio recordings that deliver lifelike 360 degree natural environments that cognitively inhibit anxiety and stress responses as they increase those responses that make you feel better, healthy, happier and at the top of your game. It's very cool science indeed. Life Environments™ makes nature convenient. It can be used any time, any place and any way you like – even when mother nature is nowhere to be found.
Life Environments aren't traditional audio recordings. Not even close. Originally developed for clinical facilities to reduce patient stress, anxiety and fear to improve clinical outcomes, Life Environments™ is the result of more than a decade of research from some of the brightest scientific minds in the world. Thanks to sophisticated technology, advanced scientific and cognitive understandings, new thinking – and a dash of cinema magic, Life Environments™ delivers many of nature’s healthiest benefits in ways traditional nature recordings simply can’t.
So, where does nature fit into your personal wellness strategy? Click here to find out.
National Geographic published a wonderful article that explains the human/nature connection with wonderful clarity. Florence Williams' story, This Is Your Brain on Nature, is a wonderful introduction into the world of the human/nature connection, why it's important and what it means to each of us!
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Life Environments™ makes leveraging nature’s benefits easy and accessible. All you need are headphones or earbuds, an Internet-connected mobile device and a few moments to immerse yourself within delightful 360-degree environments. That’s all! Life Environments™ puts nature’s healthiest benefits in your pocket. It’s easy, enjoyable and available for only pennies a day. Wellness just became delightful..