When I was little I used to wish I could live like Pocahontas, I've always enjoyed spending time in nature. One of the many things my husband and I have in common is our love for the outdoors. Hiking is one of our favorite things to do together during fall weekends.
Last year I bought an amazing book called "Joyous Health" by Canadian author Joy McCarthy. Joy mentions in the book that studies have shown that exercising in a forest can lower our levels of stress and reduce anxiety. Spending time in the forest can also increase our immune system function. I wasn't surprised by what the research has discovered, every time I spend time in nature I can feel how my whole body, mind and soul gets rejuvenated.