Nurtured by nature: why being in nature is good for us

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Research has shown that spending time in natural environments had a range of benefits, including better physical health and psychological well-being.

In this talk, Prof Viren Swami looks at the history of using nature to improve well-being before describing what contemporary research has shown. But understanding why those benefits occur is more complex: Prof Swami describes different theories that have been proposed to explain the impacts of nature on well-being. He’ll also discuss what we can all do to reap the benefits of spending time in nature.

There are lots of other exciting events happening during the Chelmsford Science Festival, which runs 12-18 October. Take a look at the full programme and book your free tickets today.

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