Summer Fresh Flowers
Rebecca Best from U of G's Athletics Department has created a short "Summer Fresh" video presentation that showcases beautiful garden photos she has taken.
View this short video on a break. By incorporating relaxation into your day, you can drastically reduce stress levels in the body, and improve both your physical and mental health.
Many studies have now shown that "being in nature, living near nature, or even viewing nature in paintings and videos can have positive impacts on our brains, bodies, feelings, thought processes, and social interactions” (Green & Keltner, 2017).
“Viewing nature seems to be inherently rewarding, producing a cascade of position emotions and calming our nervous systems, which help us to cultivate greater openness, creativity, connection, generosity, and resilience” (Green & Keltner, 2017).
Green, K. & Keltner, D. (2017). What Happens When We Reconnect With Nature. Greater Good Magazine. Retrieved from https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_happens_when_we_reconnect_with_nature.