From grade school all the way to adulthood, American’s are taught that tree’s are important. Trees provide oxygen for us to breathe, are more effective coolers than air conditioners, combat erosion and even prevent noise pollution. We understand that the quality of our world forests reflects the health and wellbeing of our societies. Although these are great reasons to protect and conserve our natural forests, scientific research reveals that trees and forests provide important health benefits to adults and children.
Research shows that trees have a restorative quality that helps people feel and function better. For example, drivers exposed to nature are less likely to have a negative response to stressful situations. Moreover, recovery surgery patients who could see trees outside their window have a quicker recovery and require less pain medication then patients whose vies is a highway or a blank wall, a 9 year study reveals. The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health shows that trees fight asthma in children, and children suffering from ADHD find relief after contact with nature.
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