Why Is It Healthy to Be Outside in Nature? – CityLab

Lisa Takes in The View.

Enjoying some time at Hawksbill Crag.

Spending time by yourself in nature is good for mental health, and can make you a better leader.

Today Americans live in a world that thrives on being busy, productive and overscheduled. Further, they have developed the technological means to be constantly connected to others and to vast options for information and entertainment through social media. For many, smartphones demand their attention day and night with constant notifications.

As a result, naturally occurring periods of solitude and silence that were once commonplace have been squeezed out of their lives. Music, reality TV shows, YouTube, video games, tweeting and texting are displacing quiet and solitary spaces. Silence and solitude are increasingly viewed as “dead” or “unproductive” time, and being alone makes many Americans…(more)

Source: Why Is It Healthy to Be Outside in Nature? – CityLab

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