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October 19, 2021

National Great Outdoors Month

by Dr. Kathleen Hall
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For National Great Outdoors Month, get outside and walk, run, or play.

Benefits of Nature-Ecotherapy

The emerging science of ecotherapy tells us that there are numerous health benefits to going outside. Nature affects our body and soul in amazing ways. People who walk outdoors report less depression and anxiety. The outdoors also increases people’s productivity and creativity. Looking for more ecotherapy tips? Check out this other Mindful article on enjoying the great outdoors, from birding to swimming.

Get Outdoors Today

  • Parks. Check out the many events in your local parks. Don’t forget to visit your treasured State and National Parks. Research which parks are best for you. There are parks better for kids, families, the elderly. Some parks are greater outdoor adventures than others.
  • Fun Outdoor Hobbies. Develop outdoor hobbies with friends and family. Have fun camping, birdwatching, hiking, or learning archery.
  • Your Backyard. Invest in a badminton set, a crochet game, a basketball net or a soccer. Don’t forget the rewards of vegetable or flower gardening.

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