Getting outdoors has measurable health benefits

Your feet hit the dirt and the sound of cars is replaced by the call of a yellow warbler. The majestic trunks of Nordic pine and Tamarack shield you from the concrete. You smell the Ponderosas and let the huckleberry leaves brush your legs.

Exhale and relax. It feels great, and it is.

Most of us know that getting out into nature is beneficial, whether it's exercise, clean air, vitamin D production, or simply taking a break from our frenetic daily lives. Science has discovered that visiting a forest has real, quantifiable health benefits. These can be both mental and physical, and extend beyond...


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