I always feel better after relaxing or exercising in nature.
My personal experience is evidence in my own life of the truth of these research findings.
- I have noticed that breathing in fresh air for a few minutes in the morning dramatically enhances and stabilizes my mood for the day.
- If I’m having a “good day” with minimal vertigo symptoms, I like to exercise outside but I often bring my cane or a walking stick for balance on uneven surfaces and hiking trails.
- If I’m having a “bad day,” just sitting quietly in the freshness of the outdoors soothes me and relaxes my nervous system.
From hiking in nature to sitting on the front porch, nature has a lot to offer us to support our well-being, regardless of our level of mobility.
This is the first Bible passage that I memorized when I began to study the Bible and I keep it in my heart:
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.” -Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV)
This blog post is provided for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The details of any case mentioned in this post represent a typical patient that I might see and do not describe the circumstances of a specific individual.