New Year Resolution: Log off and get outside!
Get ready to disconnect in 2020
It seems as though with every new year, we all get busier and busier. And despite our resolutions to exercise more, eat healthier, spend more time with family, and so on, many of us find it hard to stay on track. We often are just so overloaded that we forget about our goals. So, this year, I invite you to think about a simple way that can encourage mind and body wellness. In 2020, I invite you to disconnect, go outside and re-connect with Mother Nature.
Forest Bathing can boost your health
Not long ago, NPR reported on a growing trend that encourages individuals to take time to retreat into nature. The trend, effectively named, Forest Bathing, involves engaging with the natural environment; stating that even just a few hours of disconnecting could have a significant impact on one’s health. Though there isn’t any actual bathing involved, this movement is more of a mental cleansing. According to the NPR report, by surrounding yourself with nature, you can improve blood pressure, reduce stress hormones and even boost immunity. You can read the full report, “Forest Bathing: A Retreat to Nature Can Boost Immunity and Mood” to find out more and try the concept yourself!
From the great outdoors to the comfortable indoors
Though it may be hard to believe, 99% of human evolution has been spent in nature. The 1% of this range is, of course, within the last century; where we have moved from the great outdoors to the comfortable indoors. The rise of modern civilization and technology has removed us from the natural environment that the human body has lived in for ages, and moved us into office buildings, living rooms, and even indoor gyms, and we are now at our most unhealthiest. A majority of us are stressed, many are obese, and countless others are suffering from chronic illnesses; all of which diminish one’s quality of life. It’s time to start moving back outside.
Get outside and unwind
In order to live a long and healthy life, it’s not enough to simply get up and move, you must also disconnect. It’s about removing yourself from a stressful environment and letting yourself unwind in a restorative place. To offer your body more support, you can also take antioxidant-rich supplements such as Youngevity’s Pürmeric™, to help your body combat free radical damage from stress and other environmental toxins. Pürmeric™ is a part of Youngevity’s ProLine and delivers pure, certified organic turmeric root; known for its support against oxidative stress.
Let’s welcome the new decade with more down time. Remember to get outside, leave electronic devices behind, and allow yourself to connect with nature.