4 Reasons Getting in Touch With Nature Is Good for Your Health

This Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day! A day to celebrate the big beautiful globe that protects and nourishes us. And what better way to spend it then getting outside?!

So here at Parker Naturals, we have put together a list of some amazing health benefits getting in touch with nature can have on your mind, body and spirit. 

1. Nature Could Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Gardening, in particular, has been shown to help keep your mind sharp. There is just something about getting your hands in the earth that feels very therapeutic. And, a study by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that various physical activities, including gardening, can cut your risk of Alzheimer’s by 50%. (1) Other studies have found that horticulture therapy has been very engaging for patients with dementia and has a positive effect on their overall wellbeing. 

For an extra boost in brain function, check out Parker Naturals Brain Boost Formula. This all-natural supplement helps increase mental clarity, enhances focus and supports cognitive function with ginkgo biloba and holistic plants. 

2. Nature Helps Keep You Grounded

Ever feel like things are spinning out of control? Well take your shoes off and walk outside. “Grounding” or earthing” is a term for when you walk barefoot on grass or dirt. This process not only helps us feel connected to the earth but also creates a positive charge in the mind and body. This connection to the earth can feel relaxing and uplifting at the same time. 

3. Nature Has Been Shown to Boost Your Mental Health

Do you ever feel that after you’ve taken a hike or spent some time laying in a field of grass that you're calmer and more relaxed? There is a reason for that! 

Some studies have shown that spending just five minutes a day outside in nature can have a positive, lasting effect on a person’s health. One study also found a significant link between being in nature and lower rates of anxiety and depression. (2) 

For extra calming and relaxing support, check out Parker Naturals “I Am Calm” Magnesium Powder. A daily dose of this natural magnesium will assist your body repair itself, guard from illness and feel more relaxed. 

4. Nature Gives You the Sun, And the Sun Gives You Vitamin D

As most of us know, Vitamin D has been shown to have many different health benefits. (3) It is very important in the development of healthy teeth and bones, has also been shown to help fight disease in the body and reduces depression. So get outside and feel the warmth on your skin! Just be sure and remember to wear sunscreen! 

Nature is all around us, but we often forget to connect with it. So do yourself a favor this weekend, celebrate Earth Day by looking up, looking down and connecting with something green

Go on a hike, visit a national park, go camping or even just lay in the grass and feel the earth below you. Whatever you do, be sure and check out Parker Naturals “I Am Calm” Powder and Brain Boost Formula for an added health boost to your daily routine! Happy Earth Day!


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References: 1. https://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/study-finds-gardening-dancing-can-cut-alzheimers-risk-in-half 2. https://www.empowher.com/mental-health/content/getting-touch-nature-boosts-your-mental-health 3. https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/benefits-vitamin-d#Overview1



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