30 minutes in nature every day for 30 days in May. That’s the invitation. We figured it was the best way to follow up our #30DaysofNativePlantLove immersion in stewardship.
(Plus, it gives you one “weather day” card to play, just in case it’s absolutely torrential and you don’t want to leave the building.)
According to research compiled by the David Suzuki Foundation, at the 30×30 Challenge website, science is proving what most of us know in our bare feet: nature is good for us!
Time spent in nature makes us happier, healthier and less stressed. It increases creativity and lowers risk of heart attacks. It even makes us nicer, more empathetic humans, with more meaningful relationships and increased community involvement.
How can you resist?
Boost your immune system and your friendships, improve your vision and your job satisfaction, give your mental health a high-five, let Nature work its magic. Trade screen time for ‘Green time’ for 30 minutes in nature every day for 30 days. That’s the challenge the David Suzuki Foundation is throwing down, all across the country.
Hard to imagine that being difficult or unpleasant here in our amazing backyard.
Share your favourite place/discovery or Nature moment. We’ll dedicate the month of May to your “field work”. Posts from out there. We’ll be trawling Facebook and instagram and twitter for your shots. Tag us @thewellnessalmanac, or send us an image, preferably with caption. We’ll also share tips from the 30×30 challenge. Here’s one. So you can start practicing.