Did you know that spending time with nature can improve your brain function, reduce stress, and keep you fit? Our prehistoric ancestors didn’t stay at home all day watching TV. Because of that, they didn’t have stress in their lives and oh were they all healthy as cows. Yes, this article is all about convincing you to take a vacation with nature. On your next trip, plan something that involves being in direct contract with trees, plants, rocks, soil, sand, and etc. Why do you need to? Here’s why:
A specific British study finds that children these days are at risk because they are missing out on the exposure to the natural world enjoyed by past generations. The studies show that people are healthier and better adjusted if they get out into the countryside, parks, or even just their gardens. Findings also show that people deprived of contact with nature are at greater risk of depression and anxiety. Good news is, stress levels fall within minutes of seeing green spaces. An active family nature vacation can also reconnect parents and children, subsequently promoting close bonds.
Keeps Us Fit
When you’re with nature you are active. You are moving, climbing peaks, running a track, paddling kayaks, etc. You are using energy that you are otherwise storing as fat if you just stay at home. Sedentary lifestyles also result to Type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease,and fatty liver disease. Less sun exposure also results to vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis, so its really a good idea to go out.
Learning and Discovery
This benefit is not exclusively for your kids and you can benefit from learning too. There is always so much to learn about nature, you know. What’s advantageous about taking a vacation with nature is that the learning is first hand. You get to directly see with your eyes, touch with your fingers, and hear with your ears. This type of learning is retained longer, and kids make more memories this way. The best part? You’re not stuck in a classroom attending a boring lecture.