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The Surprising Benefits Of Nature Vacations, Part 1

January 02, 2019

Vacations are crucial for stress relief and clear-headedness. But if you're looking to really boost your health and reduce stress, a nature vacation is the type of trip you want to take.

In fact, studies have shown that nature vacations can provide many health benefits, especially when you immerse yourself in nature for extended periods of time.

In this two-part series, we'll go into detail about the different benefits that nature vacations can offer you and why you ought to book a nature vacation of your own.

Nature vacations can improve your attention span

To keep you from becoming overwhelmed, your brain routinely filters out information that may not be important so it can absorb images and information that is important. In today's age of technology and urban living, many people are subjected to many different sights, sounds, and smells that can have a negative effect on their ability to control their attention.

Nature vacations give you a chance to be in a natural environment where there aren't as many distractions. This gives you the chance to refresh your attention span and relieve your mind.

Nature vacations can increase your creativity

A study by the University of Kansas found that not only can extended time spent in nature boost your attention span but it can also improve your creativity by 50%. This is because, like your attention span, your creativity is given time to refresh because you're not surrounded by technology and other stimulants.

Without being bombarded by information and stimulation, you're more likely to feel inspired and innovative after spending time in nature.

Nature vacations provide a sense of awe

Awe may not sound like something that improves your health, but studies by Stanford University have found that a sense of awe increases your patience and interest in helping others.

The beauty and awe of nature can, therefore, improve your patience and increase your satisfaction with life.

Stay tuned for Part 2 where we'll dive into other benefits that nature vacations can offer you.

Looking for an Alaska lodge and resort?

Alaska is one of the best places in the U.S. to take a nature vacation. Alaska's State Park System is the largest in the country. In fact, up to 52% of the state's acreage is wilderness.

Stillpoint Lodge is an Alaska lodge and resort that offers all-inclusive vacations so you can make the most out of your nature getaway. To learn more about our all-inclusive resort in Alaska, contact Stillpoint Lodge today.

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