When men start to notice signs of male pattern baldness they may withdraw from society and avoid social interactions in an effort to hide their baldness. Clearly this is the wrong thing to do. As I’ve said in many previous articles, you need to get out there and embrace your bald head!
One of the best things that you can do for your mental health is to get outdoors and experience the world around you. Spending time in forests, hiking in mountains, and just being outside can lead to significant health benefits. Studies have shown that walking in the woods can improve blood pressure, boost mental health, and decrease cancer risk.
Many people spend workdays indoors under fluorescent lights and in front of computers, then return home to bask in the glow of television screens. But research suggests it’s important to make time to get outdoors as well, since doing so is beneficial, possibly even essential, for human health. One study aruged that a connection to nature may provide people with resilience to meet the challenges of everyday life, while also facilitating exercise, social contact and a sense of purpose. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright followed these guidelines by going out into nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.
Regardless of your age, dealing with hair loss and balding can be a stressful period, so it’s important to get outside and spend time in natural environments. That could mean taking advantage of hiking trails near your home, playing in the snow, swimming in the ocean, or just spending time every week in a local park. Spending time outdoors has other benefits as well, such as improving short term memory and reducing fatigue. David Strayer, a cognitive psychologist at the University of Utah, has studied nature’s calming affect on human stress levels. He is reported saying “Our brains aren’t tireless three-pound machines; they’re easily fatigued. When we slow down, stop the busywork, and take in beautiful natural surroundings, not only do we feel restored, but our mental performance improves too.”