Spending time in a green space engages all your senses. The light plays off gentle green leaves, while calendula flowers add a splash of orange here and there, petals trembling in the morning air. The wind suddenly brings the smell of leaves, flowers, earth. You feel a tickle on your leg, and you brush away a long stem or a beetle with your hand. You don’t have to search for anything – it’s already there. Your brain is continuously engaged in a peaceful, balanced way that just doesn’t happen when you are indoors.
Living near green neighborhoods reduces the risk of dementia.
Posted by Hashem Al-Ghaili on Wednesday, July 25, 2018