30 Day Challenge

Get Outside and Enjoy!
Get Outside and Enjoy!

Healthy Planet=Healthy People

This is the best 30 day challenge ever! Spend 30 minutes outside everyday for 30 days.

“Want to feel healthier, happier and more peaceful? Add a daily dose of nature to your routine.

Most of us spend too much time in front of screens and too little time outdoors. It’s time to fall (back) in love with nature!

This May, the David Suzuki Foundation is challenging you and people around the world to join the 30×30 Challenge by spending 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days. Our goal is simple: to reconnect human beings with nature for the sake of their health and mental well-being.”  David Suzuki

Take the challenge here

Happy May, get out and enjoy!

Walk* Bike *Garden*Bird Watch* Breathe* Love the earth

Enjoy!
Enjoy!

http://30×30.davidsuzuki.org/

The first day of the challenge I saw a painted lady and red admiral butterflies, and a

Painted Lady
Painted Lady

swimming otter.  I heard lots of woodpeckers and chickadees.

Nature Walks Are Good For Your Brain!

What flowers are blooming?
What flowers are blooming?

See the new research below, and get outside in a quiet place for a walk.

In the past several months, a bevy of studies have added to a growing literature on the mental and physical benefits of spending time outdoors. That includes recent research showing that short micro-breaks spent looking at a nature scene have a rejuvenating effect on the brain — boosting levels of attention — and also that kids who attend schools featuring more greenery fare better on cognitive tests.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/06/29/fixating-or-brooding-on-things-take-a-walk-in-the-woods-for-real/

Report back with what you see on your walk.  Friday I saw an owl and an indigo bunting.

Look for butterflies
Look for butterflies