Want to get healthier, happier and smarter? Try adding a daily dose of nature to your routine.
Each spring, the David Suzuki Foundation challenges Canadians to join the 30×30 Challenge by spending 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days.
Over the last decade, researchers have realized what most of us know intuitively: nature is good for us! It is well documented that being regularly immersed in a natural setting, like a park, field or forest, can lower blood pressure, anxiety and stress levels, and boost immunity. ‘Green time’ has also been shown to reduce feelings of anger and depression, while increasing energy, creativity and even generosity.
Living in the digital age, most of us spend too much time in front of screens and little time outdoors. It’s time for us all to get outside. During the month of May, we’re asking Canadians to pledge to spend 30 minutes in nature every day for 30 days.
Over the past three years, the 30×30 Challenge has inspired tens of thousands of Canadians and hundreds of workplaces and schools to cultivate the ‘nature habit’. They took to the great outdoors, doubling their time spent outside. Our research showed that participants were sleeping better, felt calmer and less stressed. Impressive results for a half hour a day!
We hope you’ll join us in taking the 30×30 Nature Challenge, so we can reap nature’s benefits together. See you outside!