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Why Getting Outside is So Good for You

Are You Nature-Deprived?

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COLUMBINE2

4/19/2014 10:53:02 AM

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I am fortunate to live in the magnificent Rocky Mtns of CO. I have trouble getting "out the door", but once I do, I love it. A new hobby, genealogy, is tying me to my computer doing research, so I will have to develop boundaries to balance my day: indoors and outdoors. Great article -- I'm glad to learn how important health-wise the outdoors really is to my good health. Turn off the computer & get OUT the door!

STARCROSS

4/9/2014 3:59:53 PM

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I am fortunate to live in a place where you want to be outside every day no matter what. When I am stressed I head out for a long walk with my dog and breathe in the fresh air and the beauty and by the time I return I am calmer and better able to carry on with my day.
I find that walking through pine or spruce woodlands the most relaxing and healing. I believe it has a lot ot do with the smell .................

KADUFRESNE

3/31/2014 8:32:34 AM

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I just recently had a Cochlear Implant done and my hearing has improved so much. I loved being outdoors in the sun before, but now my enjoyment has been definitely enhanced. It has been years since I have been able to hear the birds sings, the squirrels talk, the leaves rustle, and the most wonderful sound of all is the crickets. I love them! To those who have good hearing, please take in and totally enjoy every beautiful sound of nature. When you loose the ability to hear nature, you loose something so precious. God bless and have a wonderful nature-filled day.

LWARD8447

3/6/2014 10:13:25 AM

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The sun is shining in Houston today. Thank God! It has been so gray and gloomy . . . and cold. I look forward to getting out in it and walking around the office building a couple times today.

SZERETLEK

1/13/2014 8:05:41 AM

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I truly believe this. I'm fortunate to commute by ferry and then take a walk before work along San Francisco Bay. Best is when there is a beautiful sunrise.

LARRYCT1

1/10/2014 9:06:40 PM

Great article - love being outside.
A lot more really good stuff on www.justgoutside.com if youre interested in knowing more.

RUTHEY01

12/27/2013 11:47:53 AM

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I am so thankful that I live in a rural area of the county. Slowly the area is being built up but for now we have quiet in the evenings and space for a garden.

KYLIECAT1

12/21/2013 8:47:49 PM

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In the good weather I love to be outside but in the bitter cold not for me !

DELLMEL

12/17/2013 10:22:22 AM

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I love to be outside. The summer is the best. I have my garden and I love working in my yard with my flowers. I love walking outside breathing in God fresh air. I just walk and thank him for letting me be able to enjoy another day he has made.

EJB2801

12/16/2013 9:27:58 PM

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We live in a rural area, but sometimes it is still hard to get beyond our yard. It's not really safe to walk alone. There are quite a few hunting seasons, and even with hunter's orange I don't feel quite at ease in the woods those days - plus I suspect hunters would rather I wasn't interfering with their hunt anyway. Living near a highway, even though not a super highway, is still dangerous due to fast moving vehicles. And last, we do have to drive to get anywhere, so we spend plenty of time in the car instead of walking where we need to go. However, there certainly are many green views and opportunities to enjoy our yard. It's great to read that it doesn't take oodles of space to reap the benefits of natural surroundings.

SLIM153

12/10/2013 12:11:42 AM

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I would spend all my time, sleep too, outside if, if what? so why don"t I? convenience is the only excuse I can think of.

LEXIE012

12/9/2013 1:46:35 PM

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I enjoy being outdoors but due to health issues, it is a struggle.

TALLYFL

12/4/2013 1:30:52 PM

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Now that FL summer is over, I have traded in 20 minutes on the elliptical for 40 minutes of walking outside every day. It is so much more enjoyable!

AODEFEY

12/4/2013 8:19:01 AM

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Outside is my favorite place to exercise! The fresh air really clears my head! I only struggle with my exercise when I can't get outside due to rain or cold.

STARCROSS

12/1/2013 3:50:53 PM

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I make it a habit of walking outdoors every day. I particularly love to walk in the deep woods or out on the lake in the winter. Being surrounded by the great outdoors reconnects me to the world and everything in it.

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