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The Surprising Benefits Of Nature Vacations, Part 2

January 04, 2019

In Part 1 of our benefits of nature vacations series, we talked about nature vacations can improve your attention span, creativity, and sense of awe. But these aren't the only benefits that nature vacations can offer.

Here, in Part 2, we'll dive deeper into the physical and mental benefits that extended periods of time spent in nature can have on the body.

Nature vacations can support your immune system

Back in Victorian days, it was believed that time spent in the countryside could improve the health of sick loved ones. Although medical treatment was still necessary, these people weren't wrong in their beliefs that nature could impact one's health.

Not only is the air cleaner in outdoor areas away from the city but the sunlight is also good for you too. In urban areas, the air is polluted by car exhaust, cigarette smoke, and other types of pollution. On nature vacations where plants are plentiful, there are cleaner and higher amounts of oxygen.

Healthy amounts of sun exposure in the great outdoors can also improve your vitamin D levels, which can support your immune system and make you feel happier.

Nature vacations can improve your mood

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, walking three times a week in nature has been found to reduce depression symptoms and improve one's mood. This effect is because of many different factors.

First, the improved air and sunlight exposure can boost how you feel physically. Second, the sight of greenery can actually make you feel calmer and less stressed.

It's actually for this reason that the millennial generation's most recent trend of plant parenting is considered one of the healthiest trends. Time spent around plants in a natural environment rather than urban areas where one can easily become overwhelmed has a relaxing effect on the body and your mood.

Consider a luxury Alaska resort for your next nature vacation

When it comes to nature vacations, Alaska takes the cake. Approximately 11% of Alaska's visitors in 2016 came just to fish and 49% booked a fishing lodge package during their trip.

Whether you love to fish or you love the idea of relaxing at a vacation resort, there's something at the luxury Alaska resort of Stillpoint Lodge for everyone. To learn more about our all-inclusive resort in Alaska or to book your next nature vacation, contact Stillpoint Lodge today.

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