Hundreds of studies have proved that spending time in nature can help us feel happy.
A new study from BBC Earth and the University of California has revealed that just watching nature documentaries can also make us feel happy!
7 500 people participated in the study.
Let's take a look at some vocab and expressions from the video:
To partner with
BBC partnered with an expert in human psychology and emotion for this study.
The professor reviewed 150 scientific studies that explore the positive effects of nature on humans.
A significant increase
According to the data, participants showed significant increases in joy, contentment and amazement after watching planet Earth clips.
A reduction in
The data also showed reductions in tiredness and stress.
To experience (verb)
The viewers experienced positive emotions when looking at videos of wildlife and nature.
Transient - short lived / temporary
Real happiness is a less transient form of happiness that can positively affect our health and well-being.
By simply watching incredible footage of our natural world, you too can experience these uplifting emotions!
Source: BBC Earth