[:en]Engagement with natural environment a significant contributor to life satisfaction – Science Daily[:]

[:en]Engagement with natural environment a significant contributor to life satisfaction – Science Daily[:]

[:en]”New research at Oregon State University empirically demonstrates that a variety of mechanisms for engaging nature significantly contribute to a person’s overall well-being.” Read the full article here : Engagement with natural environment a significant contributor to life satisfaction — ScienceDaily   Reference : Oregon State University. “Engagement with natural environment a significant contributor to life satisfaction.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 April 2017. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170420132328.htm>.[:]

[:en]Redefining Health : The Evolution of Health Ideas from Antiquity to the Era of ValueBased Care[:]

[:en]Redefining Health : The Evolution of Health Ideas from Antiquity to the Era of ValueBased Care[:]

[:en]”The current healthcare system in the United States (US) is characterized by high costs and poor patient outcomes. A value-based healthcare system, centered on providing the highest quality of care for the lowest cost, is the country’s chosen solution for its healthcare crisis. As the US transitions to a value-based model, a new definition of health is necessary to clearly define what constitutes a healthy state. However, such a definition is impossible to develop without a proper understanding of what “health” actually means. To truly understand its meaning, one must have a thorough historical understanding of the changes in the concept of health and how it has evolved to reflect […]

[:en]Nature experience reduces rumination [:]

[:en]Nature experience reduces rumination [:]

[:en]More than 50% of people now live in urban areas. By 2050 this proportion will be 70%. Urbanization is associated with increased levels of mental illness, but it’s not yet clear why. Through a controlled experiment, we investigated whether nature experience would influence rumination (repetitive thought focused on negative aspects of the self), a known risk factor for mental illness. Participants who went on a 90-min walk through a natural environment reported lower levels of rumination and showed reduced neural activity in an area of the brain linked to risk for mental illness compared with those who walked through an urban environment. These results suggest that accessible natural areas may […]

[:fr]Nature et effets sur TDA (trouble de déficit de l’attention)[:en]COPING WITH ADD : The Surprising Connection to Green Play Settings[:]

[:fr]Nature et effets sur TDA (trouble de déficit de l’attention)[:en]COPING WITH ADD :  The Surprising Connection to Green Play Settings[:]

[:fr]Selon une enquête effectuée auprès de parents et soignants de 96 enfants souffrant de TDA (Trouble de déficit de l’attention), les moyennes de fonctionnement attentionnel post-activité sont significativement plus élevées, et la gravité des symptômes TDA significativement plus faible pour les enfants ayant joué dans la nature qu’ailleurs (Taylor, A.F.; Kuo, F.E.; Sullivan, W.C. Coping with ADD: The surprising connection to green play settings. Behav. 2001, 33, 54–77).[:en]Read the study here : etude_coping-with-add-green-play-settings (Taylor, A.F.; Kuo, F.E.; Sullivan, W.C. Coping with ADD: The surprising connection to green play settings. Behav. 2001, 33, 54–77).  [:]

[:fr]Efficacité d’une psychothérapie en forêt[:]

[:fr]Efficacité d’une psychothérapie en forêt[:]

[:fr]Une psychothérapie procure  plus d’effets et de chances de rémission totale lorsqu’elle est menée en forêt que quand elle se déroule de manière habituelle (Kim, W, et al. The effect of cognitive behavior therapy-based psychotherapy applied in a forest environment on psychological changes and remission of major depression. Psychiatry Investig 2009; 6:245–54)[:]

[:en]Interacting with Nature Improves Cognition and Affect for Individuals with Depression[:]

[:en]Interacting with Nature Improves Cognition and Affect for Individuals with Depression[:]

[:en]Background—This study aimed to explore whether walking in nature may be beneficial for individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD). Healthy adults demonstrate significant cognitive gains after nature walks, but it was unclear whether those same benefits would be achieved in a depressed sample as walking alone in nature might induce rumination, thereby worsening memory and mood. Read study here : _nature_improves_cognition_and_affect_depressive_patients Marc G. Berman, Ethan Kross, Katherine M. Krpan, Mary K. Askren, Aleah Burson, Patricia J. Deldin, Stephen Kaplan, Lindsey Sherdell, Ian H. Gotlib, and John Jonides[:]

[:en]Forest medecine abstracts – compilation[:]

[:en]Forest medecine abstracts – compilation[:]

[:en]In this document you will find the abstracts related to the studies listed below : Phytoncides (Wood Essential Oils) Induce Human Natural Killer Cell Activity Benefits-Based Analysis of Visitor Use of Sorak-San National Park in Korea Urban forest park use and psychosocial outcomes: A case study in six cities across South Korea The effects of exercise in forest and urban environments on sympathetic nervous activity of normal young adults. The influence of forest view through a window on job satisfaction and job stress Forest bathing enhances human natural killer activity and expression of anti­cancer proteins. Physiological effects of Shinrin­yoku (taking in the atmosphere of the forest)­­using salivary cortisol and cerebral […]

[:en]Physiological Effects of Shinrin-yoku—Using Salivary Cortisol and Cerebral Activity as Indicators – Journal of Physiological Anthropology[:]

[:en]Physiological Effects of Shinrin-yoku—Using Salivary Cortisol and Cerebral Activity as Indicators – Journal of Physiological Anthropology[:]

[:en]Read this study by Bum-Jin Park, Yuko Tsunetsugu, Tamami Kasetani, Hideki Hirano, Takahide Kagawa, Masahiko Sato and Yoshifumi Miyazaki, published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology : _salivarycortisolandcerebralactivityindicators  [:]

[:fr]Étude : Améliorer sa créativité grâce à l’immersion dans un environnement naturel [:en]Study : Improving creative reasoning through immersion in natural settings[:]

[:fr]Étude : Améliorer sa créativité grâce à l’immersion dans un environnement naturel [:en]Study : Improving creative reasoning through immersion in natural settings[:]

[:fr]Quatre jours d’immersion dans la nature avec comme conséquence une déconnexion de la technologie augmentent de 50% la créativité et la résolution de problèmes dans un groupe de randonneurs débutants. Il y a un bénéfice cognitif à s’immerger dans un cadre naturel, et celui-ci trouverait son origine dans l’exposition à des stimuli naturels faibles et émotionnellement positifs ainsi qu’à une absence de sollicitation de l’attention que requièrent les outils technologiques. Maintenant, il reste à savoir si les effets sont dus à une exposition accrue à la nature, une exposition réduite à la technologie ou à d’autres facteurs associés à  une période de trois jours passés en pleine nature. ( Atchley […]

[:en]Study : Office workers more relaxed when viewing a rose[:]

[:en]Study : Office workers more relaxed when viewing a rose[:]

[:en]Background: In recent years, the physiological relaxing effect brought by nature is becoming clear; however, many workers find it difficult to be exposed to nature in their working environment. Exposure to fresh flowers represents an opportunity to incorporate nature into their working lives. In this study conducted by Harumi Ikei , Misako Komatsu , Chorong Song , Eri Himoro and Yoshifumi Miyazaki, were examined the effects of exposure to roses on physiological and psychological variables (heart rate variability, pulse rate, and subjective responses) in office workers. etude_office_workers_more_relaxed_when_viewing_rose  [:]