Making resolutions or setting intentions for the new year? You can make a lot of positive changes in your life by simply spending more time in nature.

Time in nature has been linked to improving physical and mental health. By spending time in parks, on beaches, or on hiking and biking trails, you’re taking steps to improve your overall well-being. Add the exercise component to time outdoors and you’re maximizing the impact

This year, commit to more time immersing yourself in nature. Plan outdoor time on weekends and days off with your family and friends. Propose walk-and-talk meetings near your workplace or suggest working lunches outdoors on patios or in parks. When making plans to meet friends for a meal, switch it up with a picnic. Explore the city by checking out new areas near bike trails. If you’re already a regular hiker, break up your routine by making a list of trails you have yet to explore. Where to start? Here are some resources:

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