I’ve been an avid hiker whole life. From the time I first strapped on a backpack and headed into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, I was hooked on the experience, loving the way being in nature cleared my mind and helped me to feel more grounded and peaceful.
Even our exercise has been taken over by gyms and treadmills. Obesity has been on the rise for years in and this is believed to be in a direct response to the time spent on technology. If you make the goal to get outside more, you will be up moving, walking, and exploring instead of sitting inside.Here is a great infographic from CountryCottage.com via that shows the decrease in time we are spending outside and how it is affecting our health.
In England researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School recently analyzed mental health data from 10,000 city dwellers and used high-resolution mapping to track where the subjects had lived over 18 years. They found that people living near more green space reported less mental distress, even after adjusting for income, education, and employment (all of which are also correlated with health). In 2009 a team of Dutch researchers found a lower incidence of 15 diseases—including depression, anxiet
Whether it’s a bench in a nearby courtyard, a table at a sidewalk café or a lawn chair in your own backyard, the world is full of outdoor places where you can brainstorm, daydream or create a personal workspace. Click on the next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.