What are you doing this summer?

From camping, fishing, hiking or simply taking a stroll through your local park there are so many ways to get outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer. By embarking on an outdoor activity and enjoying nature, you are able to slow down and enjoy emotional benefits as well. Nature is known to reduce anxiety, depression, and stress.
As a matter of fact, humans are known to suffer from Biophilia but don’t run to the doctor just yet. Biophilia hypothesis suggests that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature, it literally translates to “love of life/living systems”* 

And if you are not able to go outdoors, our friend Jennifer from Growing Roots suggests, “bring the outside in” by decorating your desk with a little plant or breathe easier at night with a plant in your bedroom. NASA and other private studies proved that plants removed as much as 87% of indoor pollutants within 24 hours *
So, next time you have to meet a friend for lunch, perhaps invite them for a walk at your local nature center and enjoy the breathtaking views this summer has to offer.

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