Why Nature is Good for Your Mind and Body
A good friend of mine sent me the infographic you see to the far right of the screen. For reasons unknown to me, the image refuses to be anywhere other than in this position and this size regardless of my attempts to move it to a more central spot in the blog…oh technology.
For a much more clear and large picture of the infographic, I encourage you to click on the link below. You’ll actually be able to read it. Bonus.
To summarize, the graphic provides statistics on the current health status of Canadians and how spending time in nature can lead to improved energy levels, increased weight loss and reduced risk for depression and anxiety. Nature, you rock.
I spend quite a bit of time in nature, but I wish it was more. My goal this summer is to spend as much time in the mountains as possible, taking in the sites, sounds and utter beauty the Rockies have to offer.
The thing is, you don’t have to spend hours upon hours in the rocks and trees, and trees and rocks (hopefully you’re familiar with the Canadian band, Arrogant Worms….forgive me, I was in my pre-teens). You can spend as little as 10 minutes and still accrue benefit. Perhaps you can find some greenspace during your lunch hour. Perhaps you can spend some time in a local park or head to a nearby nature conservancy. It doesn’t have to be camping, back-country camping, or a trip to the rainforest for there to be benefit.