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The Urban Jungle

So, I live in London, surrounded by concrete, but nature’s closer than you think.

 

It’s easy to get out in natural settings when you live in the country.

But what about if you live in the city? Where do you find nature?

It’s often closer than you think.

Most large cities and towns have parks. You’ve probably just never noticed them. You may have to go hunting for them.

Start with Google Maps. Plugin your address. Zoom out or in as necessary. Look for the green space.

Alternately, try Googling your city name or region and “park”. Cities, county’s, and countries all maintain parks.

 

You get the idea.

Amazingly, scientists have found that people can gain some of the beneficial effects of nature by merely owning a pet or caring for a plant. So you can start small.

However, today, we encourage you to see what’s available in your area.

What to do?

Walking, or just sitting on a park bench, is a great start.

But also think about having some outdoor physical adventures.

What about:

  • Canoeing or kayaking 
  • Surfing in Cornwall
  • Outdoor rock climbing or Bouldering. Plenty of indoor climbing schools now.

And what the heck — if you’re firmly placed in the urban jungle, try parkour. Or play catch or kick a ball around the lawn.

Now that you’re in better shape, why not take that shiny new body for a test run?

Start planning some outdoor adventures. Build outdoor activities on your next holiday. When you travel, look for opportunities to try new green spaces and outdoor places.

And remember: There is no bad weather, just inadequate clothing.

The sky’s the limit… so to speak.

 

What to do today

  1. If possible, get outside.
    Get out into a natural setting for at least 5-10 minutes.
  2. Take your body for a joy ride.
    Whatever you choose, have fun.

 

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