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Gardening is good for you

Growing your own vegetables, taking care of plants, cultivating flowers, cutting hedges and weeding is much more than the joy of eating homegrown vegetables and herbs – it is therapy and in many ways really, really good for us new research from the independent charity King’s Fund shows. Increasing people’s exposure to, and use of, green spaces… Read more »

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Is it better to take a walk in nature or in an urban area?

Is it better to take a walk in nature than in an urban area? Two studies comparing walking in an urban setting with walking in a natural park setting. In both, the walk in nature produced benefits for mood and mental acuity while the urban walk did not. In the study the researchers investigated the impact of nature experience… Read more »

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Er du også en rurbanie?

Har du kastet dig over hjemmedyrkede tomater og krydderurter på altanen? Elsker du at bo i byen men fantaserer om at holde høns? Plukker du ramsløg i byparken og nyder at fremtrylle en lækker ramsløgspesto til din pizza? Tager du familien med ud på landet i weekenderne for at høste æbler eller klappe den ko, som… Read more »

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New study: Nature contact increases cognitive skills

Physical activities such as climbing a tree, running barefoot and navigating obstacles, even for a few minutes a day, can improve cognitive abilities. The study shows that physical activities that require people to control their bodies while processing new information helps improve working memory. “This research suggests that by doing activities that make us think, we… Read more »

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Nye artikler på Videnskab.dk og i Sundhedsnetværket

  Jeg har for nylig udgivet artiklen Naturen kan fremme din kreativitet i Sundhedsnetværket. I artiklen skriver jeg bl.a.: Kreativitet er evnen til at få nye ideer, nye indsigter og se tingene på nye måder. Alle mennesker er kreative, men vi bruger vores kreativitet i forskellig grad og lader den komme til udtryk på forskellige måder…. Read more »

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Nordea-fonden støtter et projekt der skal få den vilde natur på middagsbordet

René Redzepis non-profit organisation MAD starter sammen med stærke aktører til efteråret et folkeligt mad- og naturprojekt centreret om smag og bæredygtighed. Formålet er at give folkeskoleelever og resten af Danmark mulighed for at blive bedre til at kokkerere med naturens vilde råvarer igennem gratis undervisning. Med 8,5 millioner kroner fra Nordea-fonden får alle danskere… Read more »

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Apps connects you with nature

Mobile apps are a natural part of our daily life and a lot of interesting new apps helps to connect you with nature in different ways. As I have writte about in previous posts research has shown that living near and regularly experiencing greenery has a strong positive effect on city dwellers’ mental health, creativity… Read more »

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Traveling caravans let you work in the forest

What if your office was a traveling caravan that could make it possible for you to work in the middle of the forest or at another beautiful nature scenery? The Dutch company KantoorKaravaans are mobile micro-offices that let office workers do their day to day business in the middle of beautiful, national parks. As I have… Read more »

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Hvad siger du til kontor i naturen?

Kunne du tænke dig at sidde under bøgetræernes store kroner, til lyden af fuglekvidder og med udsigt over en lille skovsø? Det lyder næsten for godt til at være sandt, men de spanske arkitekter Jose Selgas og Lucia Cano, der sammen har arkitektfirmaet SelgasCano har bygget deres tegnestue ude i en skov, i en forstad til Madrid i Spanien. Her har… Read more »

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New Article – Nature Enhances our Creativity

My article ‘The impact of nature on creativity – A study among Danish creative professionals’ has now been published in the Journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. You can access the article here. There is free access to the full version of the article until May 15, 2015. Here is the abstract: This article investigates the ability of natural… Read more »

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Træer er godt for byen – og for dig!

Vi bliver flere og flere mennesker i byerne. 86 % af os danskerne bor i byen. København er for eksempel vokset med 45.000 indbyggere de seneste fem år – det samme som en provinsby på størrelse med Helsingør. Så det er helt afgørende, at vi gør hvad vi kan, for at skabe byer, som er… Read more »

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Det er en rigtig god ide at gå en tur i arbejdstiden

Det er weekend og du har måske benyttet anledningen til at komme ud i naturen. Jeg var bl.a. ude at gå en helt vidunderlig smuk tur i Store Bøgeskov ved Ringsted. Billedet ovenfår er taget ved den lille sti langs Gyrstinge sø. Undervejs gik jeg og tænkte på – hvorfor er det egentlig kun de… Read more »

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Gæsteblogger om natur og kreativitet på I DO ART

I DO ART blog er en af mine ynglings; her fortæller kunstnere, designere og andre kreative om deres arbejde og tanker. Det er inspirerende at se andres arbejde og få lov at få et kig ind bag kulisserne og følge dem i deres kreative proces… fra den første idé via alle tanker, kvaler, erkendelser og… Read more »

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Unplugging and Recharging in Nature Boosts Creativity

New research which is to be published in the journal PLOS One, shows that spending four nature-filled days, away from electronic devices, is linked with 50 percent higher scores on a test for creativity. It is interesting as it supports the findings of my recently finished Master Thesis; Nature & Creativity – how and why  nature enhances creativity. The… Read more »

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Nature & Creativity – How and Why Nature Enhances Creativity

For the last 6 months I have been writing my Master Thesis in Landscape Architecture and exploring the area of nature and creativity to find out how and why nature may enhance our creativity. It has been an amazing journey – talking to so many inspiring creative people and reading interesting literature about creativity and natures influence… Read more »

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Nature and Creativity

Two weeks ago I began on my Maters Thesis and for the next 6 months I will be investigating the connection between nature and our creativiy. I know from litterature that nature may enhance our creativity however we don’t know much about why. This will be one of the areas of focus. I will read… Read more »

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The Joy of a Garden

If you have been living a long life close to nature and with you own garden it might feel like something important is missing if you move to an apartment. It was what happened for an older Swedish man when he moved into an apartment after many years in a house with a garden. Fortunately… Read more »