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Hallie Recommends: Get Outside

Especially since winter is coming soon…

Sometimes at the end of the day, I realize I haven’t been outside as much as I’d like to be and am a little bummed out. This blurb came from a recent Ideal Bite email I received. Obviously the weather’s going to be a factor but I think even sitting by a window can help.

  • Ecopsychologists believe that connecting with nature improves mental health. (I know I always feel better, more balanced or centered, when I’ve just been outside.)
  • A 2004 study found that kids who engaged with nature were less apt to have ADHD symptoms. A U of Michigan study found that people who have views of nature from home are happier.
  • It’s as easy as getting outside – hiking or camping or spending the day on a lake. You know, something other than staring at a computer screen all day.

Take some time today to get outside or somehow be closer to nature. It will do you good. Hallie Career Counseling Coach Hallie Crawford