After more than a year of Covid protocols, it is no surprise to see that State and National Parks are overwhelmed with people who want to get outside, but they are maxed out! We are not sedentary creatures. The human body needs to take in and explore nature for our safety and wellbeing. Centuries of civilizations spent time and resources to ensure that their celebrations and festivals about and for nature have been handed down in history. We did not put all that effort into being outside for nothing. We need nature!
Research shows that being outside decreases stress, anxiety and depression.
It increases the ability to focus and retain information.
It reverses elevated heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension.
Being outdoors also increases your absorption of vitamin D- an essential vitamin.
There are so many other great reasons to be outdoors, too.
What are some great activities to get you outside? Walk with your children or pets around your neighborhood, or take a bike ride. Plant flowers or a garden, or go for a hike. Do yoga outside, or do some nature watching. Have a picnic! From there, the options are endless. And, the most important tools you need are you, water, and sunscreen. Equally important, you need bug spray!
Taking Care of Yourself
So, what does being in nature do for you? You to connect with nature- to see, hear and feel nature. You settle the mind; moreover, you focus on you and where you are in that moment, and this allows you to settle the noises that clog your ears and hear birds and the breeze. By being in nature, you can better see how connected we all are and how much we affect everything in life. However, once you feel that rush of energy, you will be hooked, and that is great! Find your passion in nature, and make sure that it is there for future generations.
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Tell us how nature or the outdoors impacts your life and how do you plan to share your experience with the next generation. Also, share your thoughts in the comments below!
Visit our events page to learn about all our adventures coming up. Contact us if you’re interested in a private custom adventure. Visit the CDC website to learn more about how to stay safe and healthy during indoor and outdoor activities.