Listening to the sound of rippling water is more effective are reducing stress than relaxing music. It’s something about the naturalness of the sound which is relaxing.
Looking at a natural view increases our ability to maintain focused attention and speeds up recovery from illness.
Phytoncides have been found to reduce blood pressure and boost your immune system.
Immersing yourself in phytoncides is so popular in Japan that it has its own name: shinrin-yoku. This literally means forest bath.
Any kind of nature experience, such as walking in a park, significantly reduces your likelihood of depression and high blood pressure
There are three main reasons, that we know of so far, as to why nature contact makes us feel better – the phytoncides, the fact that our brains were built to be in nature, and the fact that nature contact slows us down and helps us to notice the present moment.