What are the health benefits of nature viewing?
According to "Psychology Today", numerous studies have shown the emotional and physiological benefits of direct visual and physical access to nature.
Watching tropical fish swim in a tank or viewing a scene of natural beauty can provide significant stress reduction rewards for many people.
To stay focused, we need to give our minds a rest periodically even during a workday. It turns out that natural environments and even photos of nature provide a unique kind of rest. They allow you to relax your attention but also keep other parts of your mind engaged, in beneficial ways.
As the authors explain in one key study, they provide “softly fascinating stimulation that captures bottom-up involuntary attention mechanisms.”