These TV Shows Are Proven to Cure Your Boredom

Boredom hits everyone at different times, but it’s been especially prevalent during the isolating coronavirus pandemic. And while everyone knows a good trip outside can bring about a more positive mood and cure some of those listless feelings, it’s not always easy to do that, especially when you’re staying socially distant. Fortunately, new research concluded that you can get back in touch with nature without ever having to leave your house. In fact, a recent study has found that watching nature TV shows can actually cure boredom.

“Our results show that simply watching nature on TV can help to lift people’s mood and combat boredom,” Nicky Yeo, BSc, the lead researcher and a PhD student at the University of Exeter, said in a press statement. “With people around the world facing limited access to outdoor environments because of COVID-19 quarantines, this study suggests that nature programs might offer an accessible way for populations to benefit from a ‘dose’ of digital nature.”

However, as the study shows, you don’t necessarily need to actually be in nature to feel these effects.

“The real experience of being immersed in nature strongly implicates neural connections and positive alterations in mood. When this is not available, virtual nature is able to tap into these processes through analogous visual experiences and memories,” she explains. “Therefore, virtual nature mimics the effects of immersion in physical nature.”

And while the researchers specifically showed scenes from the Blue Planet II series produced by BBC Natural History, the study concludes that any nature program could likely bring about the same results.

Keep reading for some nature series you can stream now, and for more ways TV can help you.

Slide 2 of 8: Our Planet on Netflix takes viewers to 50 countries, showing the various ecosystems across Earth. And for more series to stream, these are The Best Netflix Shows Ever, According to Critics.

1. Our Planet

Our Planet on Netflix takes viewers to 50 countries, showing the various ecosystems across Earth.

Slide 3 of 8: Who can pass up watching Steve Irwin doing what he did best? This beloved nature show has five seasons streaming on Hulu. And for more beloved celebs we miss, discover What Alex Trebek Wanted for His Last Jeopardy! Episode.

2. The Crocodile Hunter

Who can pass up watching Steve Irwin doing what he did best? This beloved nature show has five seasons streaming on Hulu. 

Slide 4 of 8: This fascinating new series uses advanced technology to capture animals' lives at night, and is streaming on Netflix. And for more on our animal friends, check out these 25 Adorable Animals That Mate for Life.

3. Night on Earth

This fascinating new series uses advanced technology to capture animals’ lives at night, and is streaming on Netflix. 

Slide 5 of 8: You can catch Gathering Storm on Disney+. The show takes a look at some of the planet's fiercest storms through the experience of those who work at sea. And for more on some extreme storms, here are Hurricane Facts to Put You in Awe of Mother Nature.

4. Gathering Storm

You can catch Gathering Storm on Disney+. The show takes a look at some of the planet’s fiercest storms through the experience of those who work at sea.

Slide 6 of 8: This Netflix series may not be as calming as some of the others, but if you're looking for a more exciting glimpse of nature, this is it. The show looks at dangerous creatures and how they stack up against other predators. And for more scary animals, The Deadliest Animal to Humans in the World Will Shock You.

5. 72 Dangerous Animals

This Netflix series may not be as calming as some of the others, but if you’re looking for a more exciting glimpse of nature, this is it. The show looks at dangerous creatures and how they stack up against other predators.

6. Life Below Zero

This Disney+ show goes behind the scenes of those living deep in Alaska as they fight the freeze and brave the wild, with temperatures venturing far below zero.

7. Drain the Oceans

If you like learning about shipwrecks and what lies way down deep, Drain the Oceans is streaming on Disney+. This show exposes sunken cities, shipwrecks, and other wonders below the ocean water.

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