- What makes you happy?
- Do blue spaces make you happy? Why or why not?
- researcher /ri-SURCH-er/
- concept /KON-sept/
- treatment /TREET-muhnt/
- measure /MEZH-er/
- crisis /KRAHY-sis/
[noun] – someone who studies a subject, especially in order to discover new information or reach a new understanding
She’s a researcher for a women’s magazine.
[noun] – a principle or idea
It is very difficult to define the concept of beauty.
[noun] – the use of drugs, exercises, etc. to cure a person of an illness or injury
The doctor concluded that further treatment would be useless.
[noun] – a way of achieving something, or a method for dealing with a situation
These measures were taken to make cars safer.
[noun] – a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
The report gives an update on the currency crisis.
Although getting on a ship has become more popular over the past ten years, most people today do this type of mindfulness practice from the convenience of their home or a therapist’s office rather than from the deck of a ship. However, the UK nonprofit Sea Sanctuary believes that its approach to treating mental illness, which incorporates both treatment and aquatic activities, is particularly successful. Since 2006, the organization has organized trips around Cornwall’s coastline as a supporter of “blue health,” the theory that being near or in blue environments like rivers, lakes, and the sea enhances our mental health. The concept of “blue health” originated when 20,000 people were asked to record their feelings at random intervals at the University of Sussex more than ten years ago. After collecting over a million responses, it was shown that people were by far happiest in blue areas.
Our healthcare systems have the propensity to handle problems as they develop. Spending more money on health promotion and preventative measures is necessary. Enhancing our blue spaces would help with health, the climate crisis, urban livability, flooding, water quality, biodiversity, and community cohesion.
- Who came up with the concept of blue spaces?
- What does the UK nonprofit Sea Sanctuary believe?
- Since when has the organization organized “blue health” trips along Cornwall’s coastline?
- When did the concept first appear?
- What would happen if we enhanced our blue spaces?
- Do you like going to blue spaces? Why or why not?
- When was the last time you went to the beach? Could you tell me about it?
- Would you like to live near blue spaces when you are old? Why or why not?
- Do you agree that spending more money on health promotion and preventative measures is necessary?
- What do you think of spending your vacation near blue spaces?