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Out In Nature

Now is the time to get out in nature! The cold weather has passed (for the most part but we are in the mountains!). We have so much access to outdoor activities in the New River Valley!

Here is a great article on why we, as humans, prefer natural landscapes over man-made landscapes - we will even recover more quickly from an illness when exposed to a natural setting.

"What is it that sets natural environments apart from others? Why shouldn't a quiet streetscape have the same effect as a quiet natural landscape, for example? Architecture has its own beauty, and some people prefer urban environments to natural environments, so why does nature alone seem to have such powerful restorative effects? The answer is that natural environments have a unique constellation of features that sets them apart from man-made locations."

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