The improved mood results from the fact that waterfalls tend to have aesthetic qualities to them. When we see something we perceive as beautiful (whether it's seeing someone attractive, some incredible natural feature [like waterfalls!], even an elegant solution to a difficult problem, etc.), we tend to be happier. This is the essence of the point we are trying to establish. Scientifically, according to some research, there are claims that negative ions that are abundant in waterfalls somehow increase serotonin levels, which ultimately helps our mood.
The relaxation comes from an observation that people have made about the action of the water producing motion and sound. Many of us are drawn to the sound that waterfalls make. Sometimes we are also drawn to the constant motion of the water. Both these observations seem to have a relaxing effect on us.
The good respiration is a fancy way of saying that natural waterfalls tend to be in places with clean air. Therefore, your respiration system will love you for it if you breathe clean air by visiting waterfalls.
The optimization of our time on earth is something I've concluded when you throw the health benefits together. Let's face it. We're all gonna die some day so how do you make the most of your time on earth? Given the health benefits I talked about earlier and some things you can do to use waterfalls as an excuse to spend more time together with loved ones (e.g. hiking together, swimming around them, shooting the breeze by them, etc.), it makes sense to me that spending your time waterfalling makes the most of your time on earth. Call me biased, but this not only has the ability to benefit you, but as you'll see later in this page, there are other things just having waterfalls there in nature does for everyone and every species! And if there's something you can do (or not do like leaving things natural) that can benefit not just yourself but just about everyone and everything else without making others suffer (or at least minimizing this), I'd say that's getting the most bang for your precious time and a cause worth preserving.
According to an article, some things you can do to use waterfalls as an excuse to spend more time together with loved ones (e.g. hiking together, swimming around them, shooting the breeze by them, etc.), it makes sense to that spending your time waterfalling makes the most of your time on earth. As you see, there are other things just having waterfalls there in nature does for everyone and every species! And if there's something you can do (or not do like leaving things natural) that can benefit not just yourself but just about everyone and everything else without making others suffer (or at least minimizing this), I'd say that's getting the most bang for your precious time and a cause worth preserving.
You frequently hear about landscapes wanting to put waterfalls in their backyard or even inside their homes! You might also see shopping areas and parks as well as amusement parks and even sports complexes (like Angel Stadium) have waterfalls as landscaping features.
I think it has to do with trying to recapture some of the health benefits mentioned earlier as well as enhance property value.
The basic principle behind this is that you have some kind of water pump that moves water up (creating potential energy in the water) and letting that water run down a wall or manmade cliff in the form of a waterfall (i.e. gravity releasing the potential energy as kinetic energy).
Such a water pump requires energy though so there's so question whether this is a good thing or not. Keep in mind that as of this writing, most of our energy taken from the electricity grid is derived from coal-fired power stations.
Ideally, if you want to enjoy the benefits of bringing a waterfall into your home, you'd want to power your water pump by something greener. Perhaps a solar panel driving the water pump or a solar heater evaporating grey water (i.e. nondrinkable water) into a catchment that drains into the waterfall! Note the latter solution is a microcosm of the natural water cycle!
Of course, the utopian solution given all the power grid infrastructure we're stuck with right now would be to have our power grid completely powered by solar powered photovoltaics, wind power, geothermal power, wave power, or even landfill power (via methane emissions) or a combination of all of the above.
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