Spend Time Outside Everyday, Especially Now

What a difference a week makes. Last Friday was March 13th, and many would not have predicted where we are today, one week later!  In Washington State, we are social distancing in an attempt to flatten the curve of additional exposure to the coronavirus.

Immersing yourself in nature is restorative and studies have found that natural beauty can elicit feelings of awe.  Just being outside can lead to significant health benefits. Walking in the woods can improve physical and mental health.

Spending time outside everyday is good for the mind, body and spirit.  It is especially valuable in these stressfull uncertain times.  Getting outside can:

  • Refresh Your Mental Energy
  • Relieve Stress and Anxiety
  • Increase Concentration
  • Boost Creativity
  • Support a Strong Immune System
  • Improve Mental Health

With the growth of technology, people are getting outside less and less.  Green space in one’s living enviornment is positively associated with general health.  Today I spent time in my yard and in the woods behind my house just listening to the birds.

 

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