Did you ever wonder why you feel better when looking at a wilderness vista or taking a walk along a forested trail? Medical research over the past 35 years has found the answer. It turns out that we need to be connected to nature for our bodies to be healthy and work effectively.
Being in nature regulates our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and restores a sense of well-being and life satisfaction. Connecting with the “more than human world” actually improves our connections with one another. Being connected to nature creates the understanding and love of nature needed to advocate on its behalf.