Health Minute: Nature Matters
WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.
The benefits of cultivating a connection with the natural environment grow over time. Later in life, this connection can be a source of strength as age-related challenges emerge.
Research shows nature can be a source of joy and relaxation. It can nurture mental and emotional health, and provide comfort in times of stress or recovery. Nature can elicit a sense of freedom and openness, and serve as an ideal setting for reflecting on life while preparing for the journey ahead.
Older adults who have a connection to nature live longer, have reduced incidences of diabetes, and experience a slower decline in overall physical health.
Seek out ways to connect with nature to enhance your well-being today, and in the days and years ahead.
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