It’s no coincidence that the human body is like the Earth. We are microcosms of our home planet. The tree stump and the finger print are so alike and there are many more similarities:

Both the human body (60%) and the planet Earth (71%) are largely made up of water.

Blood vessels are part of the circulatory system carrying blood around the body to keep us alive. Similarly, rivers and streams serve to carry water throughout the planet, playing a role in sustaining life on Earth.

The respiratory, digestive, reproductive, nervous, musculoskeletal and immune systems all play important roles in human life. The planet’s stability relies on the balance of its air, water, land, and life systems.

The human body and planet Earth are also made from the same elements: 3% nitrogen, 18% carbon, 10% hydrogen, 65% oxygen. In fact, we share 97% of our atoms in common with the rest of the galaxy.

We are a part of Nature and Nature is a part of us.

There is a Native American saying: “When a man moves away from Nature, his heart hardens.”

If there was any evidence that supports spending time in Nature for our health and wellbeing, it is this.