Nature Therapy Advice from Outdoors Club

Keira Munko, Staff Writer

Being outside and in nature is highly beneficial, not only for physical health, but also for mental health. It can help to reduce stress, promote happiness, and improve attention. Spending time outside can be a much needed reprieve from any worries or difficulties that occur in everyday life. Ellie Charles ’23 is one of the leaders of Outdoors Club and loves spending time in nature.  “I think that being outside gets you away from the distractions of the modern world, almost. I think that sometimes when you’re outside you forget what you have to do. I’ll just go outside, I’ll go on a hike, I’ll forget I have all this homework, I’ll forget I have all this work, because I’m just outside I’m just enjoying and living in the moment.” said Charles.

Time spent outside doesn’t have to be spent doing something difficult. Some easy ways to get outside are to go on a walk, go to a park, or do some laid-back outdoor sport. It doesn’t really matter what you do while you’re outdoors. Just being outside and breathing the fresh air every so often is enough to enhance your lifestyle.