Step Out into the Wild!

Exposure to nature lowers stress levels and

can boost your immune system

A weekly jaunt to your local park or forest can do more than satisfy your wanderlust – science shows it can improve your health.

A 2010 study found that people who hike regularly have lower blood pressure and cortisol levels (or stress hormones.) Stepping out into nature can also protect you from seasonal colds and flus, which often circulate around offices and other communal spaces.

Joint pain and stiffness are common results of sedentary lifestyles, especially desk jobs, and weekly activity is a simple, yet effective solution. "Being outdoors is generally associated with activity, and being physically active keeps joints loose and helps with chronic pain and stiffness" says Jay Lee, M.D, of Kaiser Permancente.

On a more spiritual level, unwinding from a long work week by stepping out into the wild, can give you a greater sense of connection with nature and a broader perspective on life.

So do what the doctor and the guru order – give the monitor a rest and set off into the great outdoors.

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Nature has been shown to reduce stress, and boost your immune system.

So send someone you love a little touch of nature.

 

 

  • How the simple act of nature helps you de-stress. nbcnews.com. Jan.07.2018

The Invention of Climate Change

One man first recognized man-made Climate Change, inspired Charles Darwin’s journey into the Galapagos and revolutionized the concept of nature while braving the wilds of 19th century Central & South America.

Alexander von Humboldt set off to survey the new world, scaling volcanoes, exploring jungles and changing scientific thought. His radical theory that nature was a complex and interconnected global force, and not merely a tool for human civilization, laid the foundation of environmentalism. 

Along with his theories, he was the first to suggest that South America was once connected to Africa and the first to propose that human activity could explain changes in the earth’s climate – which he reiterated upon in 1800 and 1831.

Charles Darwin, would site Humboldt as his primary influence for pursuing a vocation in Biology, leading to his theory of evolution. Humboldt’s influence extended across disciplines, placing him in social circles with Goethe, Schiller and Thomas Jefferson. 

Even today he is considered a major influencer in the fields of biogeography, environmentalism, ecology, evolution and many more.

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1.) Alexander von Humboldt. Wikipedia