Why You Need to Get Outside Every Day

Why You Need to Get Outside Every Day

We rely on the earth for everything: the food that nourishes us, the shelter we call home, the air we breathe. It should be no surprise, then, that fostering this vital connection to nature has countless benefits.

Even when we’re busy, we should make it a point to spend some time in nature every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Here are some of the reasons why:

1. It gives us focus.

An emergence of research about children and adults with problems focusing suggests that attention greatly improves after taking a walk outdoors. Another study found that college students who took a walk in the park were much better able to reflect on a troublesome situation than students who walked on a city street. Also, schools are increasingly taking education outside, in all academic areas. This results in increased motivation, retention, and learning.

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