Nature Deficit Disorder

Nature Deficit Disorder

This phrase was first created in 2005 by a US writer Richard Louv that described the impact spending too much time indoors had on children.

The writer blamed the rise in attention disorders, depression and childhood obesity on “Nature deficit disorder” for not getting outdoors enough. This phrase applies to everyone who does not get out into nature regularly.

Here is how to overcome it…

Take a walk in the park during a work break to boost your mood.

Enjoy a daily walk in the countryside and burn some extra calories too. Reconnecting to nature – known as earthing or grounding can help to reduce stress and pain and improve sleep.

Your more relaxed state will allow you to think clearly and possibly give answers to any questions you may have along the way. You will feel energised and invigorated after 15 minutes and ready to return in a more positive frame of mind.

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