How Do Green Spaces Benefit Our Well-Being?

Around 55% of the world’s population is said to be living in a big town or a city. This means it’s important to develop plenty of open, green space amongst the concrete jungles for city dwellers to take advantage of and reap the benefits of all that is clean and green.

Rathbone Square is a secret green haven, nestled just behind the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and has so far proved to be very popular amongst local workers and residents looking for a peaceful place to enjoy a quiet lunch hour before getting back to the office.

Benefits on the Brain

Taking a lunch break away from your desk is the best way to clear your head and refocus. As well as having a direct impact on your level of productivity for the rest of the afternoon, spending time outdoors has been scientifically proven to have positive impacts on stress levels and blood pressure.

Heading outside to take a break with colleagues or friends helps to creates a much more relaxed atmosphere, and is a great way to strengthen working relationships and getting past the ridgid ‘colleague’ barrier and start to build solid friendships. Not feeling sociable? Relax in one of the deckchairs with a podcast and enjoy some time to yourself.

Physical Impacts

How close do you get to the recommended 10,000 steps a day? Working in an office makes it quite difficult when the maximum length you walk is from your desk to the kitchen for your afternoon cup of tea. Clocking out for a simple stroll through the space for a smoothie from Joe & the Juice, a doughnut from Crosstown or a delicious vegan meal from White Pine helps boost your step count and creates an instant good mood. (Think of the endorphins!)

Taking advantage of the surprisingly large space that has been created in such close proximity to a busy city centre, Rathbone Square recently held an outdoor yoga event in collaboration with a London instructor, and have lots more wellness events in the pipeline for 2020.

Time to get outside? Visit Rathbone Square, Fitzrovia’s Very Own Urban Oasis!

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