When was the last time you really appreciated your environment?
This summer has flown by. It has been difficult to find time to get outside and experience the rejuvenating effects of nature.
Luckily, the Healthy Parks Healthy People 30×30 Challenge takes place every August! It’s a month-long opportunity to get out into nature for 30 minutes for 30 days straight.
Do you need a boost?
We know that spending time in nature does wonderful things for our minds and bodies. Nature lovers have been taking advantage of these healing properties for years!
Starting a healthy natural habit can improve the quality of our lives in many ways: reducing stress, anxiety and blood pressure, improving mood, sleep and creativity.
It’s also a lot of fun!
Nature is calling you: say “yes”!
It is the best time to focus on the importance of good health, taking care of ourselves and taking care of others.
A simple way to improve your health is to get outdoors.
Nature asks you to commit to spending 30 minutes outdoors for 30 days. Consider it an inexpensive and easy gift of good health that you can give to yourself and your family!
The greener the space, the more benefits you will feel, but spending even 30 minutes in your local park will do wonders for your health.
Wherever you participate in the 30×30 Challenge, don’t forget to follow local public health advice and physical distancing guidelines!
Are you up for the challenge?
With all the benefits nature offers, it’s a no-brainer to take on the 30×30 Challenge wherever you live!
Go for a walk, bike ride, or stroll. Try a picnic in the park or a socially distanced walk with a friend (canine or not!). Try outdoor yoga or simply find a quiet place to sit and appreciate the sights and sounds of nature. Everything is beneficial!
There is plenty of evidence why outdoor activities are better on our YouTube channel.
This August, take some time and connect with nature – it’s worth it for so many reasons!
We’d love to see how you get on, so share your suggestions, thoughts and photos with us by tagging #HPHP and #30x30Challenge.
Visit our Healthy Parks Healthy People page for more information.
What are you waiting for?
Ontario Parks thanks its corporate partners like Taste of Nature for their support.