Here in Whistler we all know that we feel better after we spend time outside. Whether it’s hiking, biking, skiing or just sitting on a bench at Lost Lake, time spent outside is never time wasted. The link between nature and a feeling of well being has been recognized for a long time. In July of this year, the David Suzuki Foundation added more research to the case for spending time outside.
The 30×30 Nature Challenge engaged over 6000 people in a challenge to spend at least half an hour outside each day. The study, conducted in May of 2013, reported that participants ended the 30 days experiencing lower levels of stress and higher motivation as well as feeling more healthy and energized. Check out the full report for more insights… we’re off to go play outside!