Nature has been shown to be very important to human beings’ physical and mental health. As human beings spend more and more time indoors and in front of illuminated screens, depression and obesity have both begun to steadily climb. But these health problems are not just caused by sedentary lifestyles; they are also caused by a separation from nature.
Studies have shown that natural light and living plants play an important role in boosting our mood and increasing our energy. The presence of potted plants in office settings increases positivity and feelings of contentment. Exposure to natural light instead of fluorescent lighting has also proven to help us sleep better. Sunlight also provides essential nutrients that help us remain healthy as well as helping us to fight depression.