To Summit Up Podcast
To Summit Up Podcast
Ryan O'Malley: To Summit Up, Hiker, Skier, Outdoor Enthusiast
E37 – The Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Nature
12 minutes Posted Jul 5, 2019 at 8:26 am.
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"Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” –Edward Abbey

Spending time in nature has been scientifically proven to benefit mental and physical health. In this episode, I dive into an article by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation that lays out some of the benefits of spending time outside including...

Improved immune health Reduction in stress and anxietyLower blood pressureimproved ability to focus and a reduction in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms (ADHD)Quicker recovery from surgery.

If you need more incentive to get outside beyond the adventure and views, this episode will provide you with reasons that may help you improve your overall health.


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