SOME WAYS TO UNPLUG
££ Go for a walk on a nature trail or around your neighborhood.
££ Take a kayak or canoe out on a nearby lake.
££ Go fishing or bird watching at your local nature preserve.
££ Take up nature photography or landscape painting.
££ Start your day with a healthy breakfast to give you energy.
££ Trade in your smartphone for a phone that doesn’t connect to the Internet.
££ Read a book instead of checking social media during your time off.
££ Set a time limit for how much you watch TV or use the Internet.
The benefits of connecting with nature and being
outdoors are lost when you’re constantly plugged
in to our digital world. Here are some reasons and
ways to unplug:
KEY BENEFITS OF GOING OUTSIDE
✓✓ Being outside helps clear your mind and relieve stress.
✓✓ Sitting too long can lead to health problems, including obesity.
✓✓ Studies have shown connecting with nature is an anti-depressant.
✓✓ Limiting exposure to computer and TV screens helps you sleep better.
✓✓ Exposure to sunlight produces Vitamin D, which keeps you healthier.
✓✓ Indoor air often is stale and filled with allergens and germs.
✓✓ Getting outside is a great way to bond with your family.