Tuesday, February 05, 2013
True or False: To feel younger, just open your window blinds.
Answer: True. Looking out a window onto natural, outdoorsy scenes may reduce blood pressure and other markers of stress, several new studies show. More remarkably, in a 2009 experiment reported in the Lancet, older people in Hong Kong who lived near open, green spaces had longer telomeres, a portion of the DNA strand that often shortens and frays with age. In effect, they had younger cells.
We live in the country. Our home is on top of a hill and right on the edge of a woods. The view is BEAUTIFUL out of every window. Wild life is plentiful and each season brings its own color and beauty. I have often said to my husband, that looking out our windows is like a natural tranquilizer.........I guess I wasn't far off!