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Why Getting Outside is So Good for You

Are You Nature-Deprived?


  • I just recently had a Cochlear Implant done and my hearing has improved so much. I loved being outdoors in the sun before, but now my enjoyment has been definitely enhanced. It has been years since I have been able to hear the birds sings, the squirrels talk, the leaves rustle, and the most wonderful sound of all is the crickets. I love them! To those who have good hearing, please take in and totally enjoy every beautiful sound of nature. When you loose the ability to hear nature, you loose something so precious. God bless and have a wonderful nature-filled day. - 3/31/2014 8:32:34 AM
  • The sun is shining in Houston today. Thank God! It has been so gray and gloomy . . . and cold. I look forward to getting out in it and walking around the office building a couple times today. - 3/6/2014 10:13:25 AM
  • I truly believe this. I'm fortunate to commute by ferry and then take a walk before work along San Francisco Bay. Best is when there is a beautiful sunrise. - 1/13/2014 8:05:41 AM
    Great article - love being outside.
    A lot more really good stuff on if youre interested in knowing more.
    - 1/10/2014 9:06:40 PM
  • I am so thankful that I live in a rural area of the county. Slowly the area is being built up but for now we have quiet in the evenings and space for a garden. - 12/27/2013 11:47:53 AM
  • In the good weather I love to be outside but in the bitter cold not for me ! - 12/21/2013 8:47:49 PM
  • I love to be outside. The summer is the best. I have my garden and I love working in my yard with my flowers. I love walking outside breathing in God fresh air. I just walk and thank him for letting me be able to enjoy another day he has made. - 12/17/2013 10:22:22 AM
  • We live in a rural area, but sometimes it is still hard to get beyond our yard. It's not really safe to walk alone. There are quite a few hunting seasons, and even with hunter's orange I don't feel quite at ease in the woods those days - plus I suspect hunters would rather I wasn't interfering with their hunt anyway. Living near a highway, even though not a super highway, is still dangerous due to fast moving vehicles. And last, we do have to drive to get anywhere, so we spend plenty of time in the car instead of walking where we need to go. However, there certainly are many green views and opportunities to enjoy our yard. It's great to read that it doesn't take oodles of space to reap the benefits of natural surroundings. - 12/16/2013 9:27:58 PM
  • I would spend all my time, sleep too, outside if, if what? so why don"t I? convenience is the only excuse I can think of. - 12/10/2013 12:11:42 AM
  • I enjoy being outdoors but due to health issues, it is a struggle. - 12/9/2013 1:46:35 PM
  • Now that FL summer is over, I have traded in 20 minutes on the elliptical for 40 minutes of walking outside every day. It is so much more enjoyable! - 12/4/2013 1:30:52 PM
  • Outside is my favorite place to exercise! The fresh air really clears my head! I only struggle with my exercise when I can't get outside due to rain or cold. - 12/4/2013 8:19:01 AM
  • I make it a habit of walking outdoors every day. I particularly love to walk in the deep woods or out on the lake in the winter. Being surrounded by the great outdoors reconnects me to the world and everything in it. - 12/1/2013 3:50:53 PM
  • I do like to mix it up and walk outside. I am fortunate to live a couple of blocks from a walking path with a stream running through the middle. Unfortunately the area in which I live is prone to be very windy especially in the summer which detracts from my enjoyment of being outside for my walk. I turned one of the bedrooms our children vacated into a special, nourishing, space for me. I have a desk, computer, bookshelves and treadmill in here. I have photos of nature on the walls. The treadmill faces the window so I can look outside and see trees and sky. The computer provides whatever music I am in in the mood for. That works well for me as a substitute for being outside when I find the wind unbearably irritating. - 11/19/2013 11:14:39 AM
  • I do lunch supervision in a wooded area with elementary students and I love going out, breathing fresh air and watching what creativity that fresh air breathes into those children. - 11/18/2013 10:47:46 PM

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