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Why Getting Outside is So Good for You

Are You Nature-Deprived?

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  • Nature is my nirvana. Relaxing for me is easiest to achieve when I can view nature. Love having 4 seasons. While many dread winter - I enjoy the peacefulness and solitude of watching the snow fall. My most relaxing vacations have been spent in nature. I have posted 3 of my favorite pictures from a vacation last fall "up north" at little cabin on a lake.
  • Nice article. Thanks so much!

  • I noticed that when I went on vacation and went up into the mountains to visit my Aunt, she lives on a farm, just remembering the times of baling the hay and walking through the corn field, gave me such joy and comfort. She no longer does those things, but just sitting on the porch soaking in some rays or no, I was more calm and my stress level was almost nonexistent. There is something to be said for being in nature, and just watching the beautiful pond with the hills rising behind it, as the horses were grazing in the pasture. It's beautiful!

    Blessings!

    - Nancy Jean -
    GA
  • I've noticed since I've been walking outside more this summer/ fall, I sleep better and I feel more lively in my waking hours.
  • I have always enjoyed the out of doors and really need it to recharge. Horse riding and hiking are my favorites. I am also taking up trail bicycle riding.
  • I have suffered with SAD since 2000. Daily time outside has helped control this depression.
  • I like going out with my dogs in the yard & running around. I have a couple acres & my neighbors in front & back have horses. So it's nice just out in the yard.
  • I need to work on this. Try to get out for at least a short walk!
  • I try to walk outside every day. Even if it's raining, I walk laps on my front porch which is 40 feet long.
  • Dearly Beloved and I walk outside every morning as much as possible.
  • Living on Cape Cod summer is easy. I'm outside for walking, going to the beach, yard and garden work, and using my outside porch for meals and reading. Fall and spring can be more challenging, but still very doable. Winter is the biggest challenge. We spend January in Florida, but have to bundle up and brave the cold for December, February, and March.
  • Rain or shine, my furry friend and I are regularly out side for his play time and my need to break out of the house. Does us both good.
  • I live in a small city close to many parks but do not consider it safe to walk in the long isolated trails alone. I walk on the city streets. At the moment I live in B.C. Canada about 6 hours drive from the forest fires. For the past 3 days I can not see any sun or clouds, only smoke, it is rated high with lots of different metal particles in the air that can cause cancer & shorten your life the government site says. It is suppose to be better tomorrow afternoon, if so I will walk then. I have 3 blood clots in one lung and get pain in my lungs and eyes when outside. I have had this for 36 hours and it has not stopped. I only went outside for 30 minutes. I had to walk to a Dr. and get a important blood test regarding my blood clots.
  • I live in the mountains and have national parks in my area. It is so good to have nature on my doorstep.

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