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By Jeremy Coles 20 April 2016 There are a growing number of studies and campaigns putting forward evidence that a connection with nature makes us healthier and happier people, something that few of us nature lovers would argue with. Intuitively we knew that nature was good for us as humans, but the results were beyond brilliant At the time of the challenge participants were also asked to take part in a survey about their perceived connection to nature and feeling a part of it; how they interacted with nature, and how they felt nature gives us the best things in life their health and happiness, before the challenge started, at the end of the challenge and two months after it had finished.

View image of Planting flowers for bees credit: It adds to a growing body of evidence that shows definitively that we need nature for our health and wellbeing. For example, children exposed to the natural world showed increases in self-esteem.

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They also felt it taught them how to take risks, unleashed their creativity and gave them a chance to exercise, play, and discover.

In some cases nature can significantly improve the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHDnature gives us the best things in life a calming influence and helping them concentrate. And for people suffering from physical illness or mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety, interacting with nature can help people control their symptoms or even recover, alongside conventional medication. It was a large scale intervention, he says, with more than 18,500 people committing around 300,000 random acts of "wildness", framed not as a public health intervention, but rather a fun campaign to take part in.

Nature gives us the best things in life image of Challenge with simple and fun activities credit: But more than that, feeling a part of nature has been shown to significantly correlate with life satisfaction, vitality, meaningfulness, happiness, mindfulness, and lower cognitive anxiety.

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The real challenge for the future is how we get more people involved, knowing what we do about the very real benefits of nature. View image of Contact help people feel closer to nature credit: The University of Derby has identified contact, emotion, meaning, compassion and engagement with natural beauty as pathways that helped people to feel closer to nature.

More scientific and knowledge-based activities were not found to help people connect with nature.

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They also found that activities that related to these pathways significantly increased the connection, compared with just walking in nature alone or walking in, and engaging with, urban environments.

So The Wildlife Trusts would like to see nature gives us the best things in life high up on the political agenda and viewed in the same way as health, security and education, and for businesses and corporations to make meaningful changes that protect our natural resources.

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And for us as individuals they want us to care for, cherish and protect our environment and wild places. View image of To connect with nature we need to protect it credit: So shouldn't we all be spending more time outside interacting with nature?

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