Contact Giraffe. (Photo: Joshua Hanford)
Imagine a beautiful day by checking the animals at Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, feeling a little quieter and happier. Some science really exists.
The results of a well-being study carried out by the recent Detroit Sociological Society and Michigan State University researchers found that animal observation reduces stress levels.
According to news release, study participants were up to electrodes in a laboratory, due to oral maths testing and then asked to deliver a speech.
The participants were then grouped into three groups and showed a vision of a white white screen, Detroit traffic or animals at Detroit Zoo.
MSU scientists measured stress indicators, such as heart rate, skin sailing, and facial reaction. The results showed that the lowest levels of stress in the group showed animals.
Subsequently, participants were accepted to see otters, giraffes, and butterflies personally at the Detroit Zoo, and scientists found that pulses were delayed and heart rates decreased. Participants also reported that they had raised mood and said they were not so anxious when the experiment started.
The study is the most recent to show that linking reduces the nature of stress levels.
A study released earlier this month by researchers at the University of Michigan, MaryCarol Hunter, Brenda Gillespie and Sophie Yu-Pu Chen, found that an effective "nature pad" – 20 to 30 minutes walking, sitting or finishing physical activity. outside or interacting with nature – it can reduce health issues such as chronic stress, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease and weight.
Researchers believe that there are relaxed and calm feelings associated with biophilia, which Erich Fromm formed in the 1970s, according to Encyclopedia Britannica.
“Biophilia refers to the natural tendency of people to focus on nature and animals and to affiliate it,” said Ron Kagan, executive director and CEO of the Detroit Zoological Society, in a statement.
"These results confirm what we always know in the DZS – the Detroit Zoo is a sanctuary not only for animals but for people as well, a place to relax and recalibrate."
So Kagan said that if it happens that you feel stressed, blind or sad, it may be a good place to Detroit Zoo to feel better.
Further information can be found at https://www.dzoo.org/wellness.
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