Connecting with the natural, wild and open spaces in Southern California can improve your well-being. New studies on the advantages of interacting with nature are published every year, increasing the empirical evidence that nature provides measurable benefits to people. Recent scientific studies have focused on the positive effects on mental processes, cognitive ability, physical health and social interaction. There are published papers contending that increased time in green spaces reduce crime rates, violence and increase social cohesion. Recently, much has been written on how direct connections with nature can reduce anxiety and improve our mood.
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