The environmentally well person recognizes the responsibility to preserve, protect and improve the environment and appreciates the interconnectedness of nature and the individual.

  • Once you’re outside, the rest of life seems to disappear. You become “one with nature,” spiritually, mentally, physically as you appreciate all the beauty this planet has to offer. Your senses heighten as you become more aware of your surroundings with each passing minute. And you may not realize it, but you are improving your own health and wellness. Yes, activities such as that simple walk around the block enhance your overall health. In one study, 71 percent of people found a reduction in depression after going for a walk outdoors versus a 45 percent reduction by those who went on an indoor walk. In another study, gardening demonstrated a significant reduction in cortisol levels of subjects.
    • Your discovery activity: Increase your environmental wellness by doing this activity RIGHT NOW.
      • Walk outside and try this breathing exercise. Inhale for 4 seconds, exhale for 8 seconds. Repeat this for a minute. How do you feel? Our clinic is surrounded by a paved walking trail, right next to a nature trail, and a pond. So, there are plenty of opportunities to embrace the healthfulness of the environment.