Every day on our zipline course and on the riverbanks, tree surround us. We enjoy their beauty and shade, and it turns out we may be benefitting from them in other ways.
According to a recent book, trees can boost one’s health!
Here’s an excerpt from an article of the health benefits of trees:
In a recently published book by author Matthew Silverstone, Blinded by Science, evidence confirming trees and their healthful benefits includes their effect on mental illnesses, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), concentration levels, reaction times, depression, and the ability to alleviate headaches.
According to countless studies cited within the book, children show extreme psychological and physiological effects in term of improved health and well-being when they interact with plants. It was recorded that children function better cognitively and emotionally in green environments and have more creative play in green areas.
A large public health report studying the association between green spaces and mental health also noted that “access to nature can significantly contribute to our mental capability and well being.”
Trees make you happy and healthy? No wonder we’re all such a cheerful bunch at French Broad Rafting and Ziplines!