While we all know that rest is extremely important, scientific research has revealed that there are also vastly significant health benefits to spending time in nature. Not only is the scenery a breathtaking thing to behold, but the overall impact on your physiological and mental health will leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed, even after just a few minutes outdoors. Just think of the last time you took a stroll through a garden or dipped your feet into the receding waves at the beach, and you’ll probably remember how it changed your mood and energy levels.
Physical And Mental Benefits
Spending time in nature has been shown to reduce your stress levels, increase your oxygen intake and lower your heart rate. Chronic health problems like hypertension and cardiac illness and chronic pain symptoms improve and can even be prevented to a degree by frequently being outdoors. If these aren’t enough reasons to convince you, all the fresh air you’ll be inhaling will also give your immune system a boost and provide you with a burst of pure, healthy energy – no energy drinks or caffeine needed.
In terms of the mental effects, exposure to nature has shown to be extremely beneficial to people struggling with anxiety, depression and other psychological disorders. Studies have also shown that living in or frequently visiting nature-rich areas increases one’s attention span, focus, memory retention, ability to think creatively and ability to solve problems.
Why St Lucia?
St. Lucia is the perfect location to unwind and immerse yourself in the natural splendour and healing properties of the KZN coastline, with the bonus of encountering some of the most magnificent naturally occurring wildlife that South Africa has to offer. The subtropical weather in this region makes any time of the year perfectly temperate and enjoyable for a visit while featuring breathtaking forests and an idyllic beach that could easily contend with those of tropical islands elsewhere in the world.
Our luxury St Lucia wetlands guest house Serene Estate lies in the heart of all this beautiful natural scenery and offers all the modern facilities you’ll need to enjoy a truly rejuvenating getaway experience. We invite you to invest in yourself a bit and join us for an unforgettable holiday. Book now!