Every day thousands of prescriptions are dispensed to patients worldwide. Some of them are directed to health problems developing in the workspace, such as stress, anxiety, aggression, and high blood pressure. However, several trends indicate that prescriptions can be avoided by returning to the origin of the human being. Nature.
From October 5th, the Shetland region in Northern Scotland has tried to reverse the tendency for prescription of drugs. They believe that getting Out of Office is so effective that it could easily take over a lot of the prescriptions in every day.
The attention on nature as a medical treatment comes after a number of experts have recommended nature and its special forces and energies for the prevention and healing of various health diseases. Among other things, it has been proven that nature can reduce blood pressure, improve the immune system, reduce anxiety, and increase happiness.
In Scotland, therefore, physicians have now been given a handbook of nature recipes and programs that provide suggestions for ways in which the body and mind can benefit from the many energies and powers of nature. Examples could be building in February or making beach art in the form of litter on the beaches in March. The most important thing is to get out and experience the positive energy and atmosphere that nature offers.
Another example of the medical effect of nature is seen in Japan, where they have been working with Japanese forest baths since 1999. Here, employees can spend several days under treetops, which has been shown to help reduce stress hormones for both men and women.
However, it is important to establish that a quick walk in the local city park is not necessarily enough to experience this. Yet, if you spend 90 minutes in a forest, there will be a reduction of activity in the part of the brain that is associated with depression. If you go all the way and spend 30-40 hours in nature, stress hormones in the body can be reduced by up to 50% and even have an effect of up to 30 days after the stay in nature.
GoNorth’s Out of Office is a networking collaboration with a group of Danish and international experts who work together to create more focus on values, stronger management, and greater energies – all along with the help of nature.
In many cases, nature can replace medicines, prescriptions and frequent doctor visits.