Far From Natural
As a society, we are increasingly being lured deeper into the digital realm and further from the natural world. The benefits of being digitally connected are many, however they come at a cost. The more time we get sucked into the feeds our brains crave and become accustomed to, the less time we spend in nature. A recent study conducted by Stanford University revealed that
“Nature experience may improve mental well-being and suggests that accessible natural areas within urban contexts may be a critical resource for mental health in our rapidly urbanizing world.”
“More than one half of the world population lives now in urban areas, and virtually all countries of the world are becoming increasingly urbanized. –United Nations
The more time we spend in the digital vacuum and exist in an increasingly urbanized society, the greater we handicap our opportunities to get outside, unplug, and connect. For adventurous and fit-minded individuals, there are solutions to reclaim the benefits of being in nature….