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Trading Birdsong for Fireworks

12/29/15 | View Comments

As you celebrate New Year 2016, consider trading in the boom and lights for quiet birdsong, soft waves or a quiet garden stroll. 

Vashon Island in the Puget Sound offers bird shelter among the driftwood. On the beach, small brown birds nestle and forage among the smooth pebbles and Puget Sound driftwood. 

If you spend a few minutes outside, even in your nearby park or field, you will likely experience lowered stress, restored attention, and positive feelings and perceptions. ‘Nature’ or ‘Outside’ often conjures visual images of trees and landscapes, but the sound of flowing water, melodic birdsong, and rustling leaves also provide health benefit.

When comparing natural sounds and bird sounds, bird songs and calls were found to be the type of natural sound most commonly associated with perceived stress recovery and attention restoration.

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