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Three Ways in Which Nature Helps in a Positive Way

Three Ways in Which Nature Helps in a Positive Way

It is well known that the rapid pace in large cities causes stress and anxiety and that, by changing environments, our mood is transformed when in front of a beach, a mountain, the desert or any landscape.

Most definitely you and the ones that make the great Quivira community are privileged by living in a place of more than 1850 acres, with almost 3 miles of pristine beaches, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortés and the dunes contrast with the blue sky and ocean shades.

Did you know that being in contact with green areas can reduce levels of cortisol – the hormone responsible for stress?

Here are three ways in which nature improves health:

  1. It increases creativity and concentration.
  2. A natural environment (birds, rain or insects) is relaxing and gives better cognitive performance. The sounds of nature are inspiring.
  3. Five minutes of being in contact with nature are enough to have positive feelings and keep the negative ones away.
  4. The feeling of being in contact with nature significantly reduces the levels of cortisol, the hormone responsible for stress. Besides, every time we are outdoors and exercise, we stimulate the release of endorphins, which improve mood.

    Now imagine being in an environment that’s friendly with nature, as is the case in Quivira, where you can discover animal species native to the area such as white-tailed deer, racoons, red foxes, coyotes, California hares, hawks, mockingbirds, California quail, cardinals, roadrunners, ospreys, desert owls, rattlesnakes, gray iguanas, horned lizards and more. 

    Remember that within Q Life activities you can have a variety of experiences that allow you to enjoy this paradise’s natural environment. You can begin by walking in our Amakiri botanical garden and admire around 200 different species, some of them endangered, and other plants that serve as food for bees, wasps, hummingbirds, bats, moths, roosting birds, and small mammals.

    You can also hike Quivira's nature trails and take a walk to the new lighthouse to contemplate an excellent panoramic view of the Pacific, as well as the incredible wildlife that surrounds us.

    How do you connect with nature?