Why Going Outdoors Makes You Smarter, Stronger, & More Spiritual

by | Jun 22, 2015

Recently I read a great blog post, by Michael Hyatt, on one of my favorite subjects & I think, one of yours… Especially since it’s summertime.

We hope, like us, you’re doing all you can to get outdoors, even more. Hopefully this will further motivate you as it did us.

3 Life-Changing Benefits of Nature You Can’t Afford to Miss

“Whether we’re in our homes, in our cars, or in our offices, we spend most of our days removed from nature—and it’s not good for us.

I just returned from a fishing trip on the Big Horn River in Montana, and I’m on sabbatical right now in Maine.   I live outside Nashville, Tennessee, and one thing we have in abundance is trees. But Maine has us beat. There are 22 billion trees here—almost 17,000 per person.

We all know about the environmental benefits trees and other plants provide. But how often do you take advantage of the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits we get from nature?

According to one article I recently read, “people today spend up to 25 percent less time enjoying nature than people did just 20 years ago.” Why does that matter? Because every day sheds new light on the benefits of being close to nature, and what we’re missing by staying indoors.

How often do you take advantage of the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits of nature?

“We are influenced by our environment in ways that we are not aware of,” researcher Netta Weinstein says. In fact, experiencing nature can improve our minds, rejuvenate our bodies, and restore our spirits.”

To read this article in its entirety, click on this link:  “Why Going Outdoors Makes You Smarter, Stronger, & More Spiritual.

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. It is also a Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and Amazon bestseller.  He is also the Founder of and writes at: michaelhyatt.com

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