What better way to kick off the new year than by hunting for happiness outdoors? Our bridges, walkways, and outdoor areas offer beautiful settings that make getting outside something you’ll look forward to all year long! You might want to add this one to your 2021 New Year’s resolution list since being outdoors leaves you with benefits of both the body and mind. Whether you plan to birdwatch, take a long walk, or just clear your head of crowding thoughts – we know the perfect place to do so. Click here find a project near you.
Top Reasons for Getting Outside
If you’re looking for specific reasons as to why and how nature is good for you, look no further. We’ve listed some of the top benefits of hunting for happiness outdoors according to Forbes here:
- Helps to lower stress and anxiety in uncertain times
- Can boost self-esteem and improve your mood
- Can help to improve your immune system function
- Provides an added sense of well-being
- Can improve your blood pressure
To learn more about how a simple (socially distanced) walk in the park can prompt these impressive health benefits, click here to read Forbes full article on the subject.
Nature Bridges ROCKS and So Can You
As a part of this initiative to hunt for happiness outdoors, we’ve decided to get a little creative in ways to do so! If you’ve ever seen beautifully painted rocks hidden along your hike, then you know that they are something to get excited about stumbling across. That’s why we plan to give away a $100 REI gift card to a lucky participant who paints a rock, hides it on one of our project sites, and shares a photo on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #NatureBridgesRocks. In March, we’ll randomly select one winner from the list of participants*, so we encourage you to paint a rock, enjoy nature, and participate now! To join in on the fun or to check out the competition so far, visit the link below.
*Nature Bridges employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to win the prize.