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Have you heard of the acronym NEAT (Nature, Eco,and Adventure Therapies)? Did you know that doctors in the UK can now prescribe NEAT prescriptions? As silly as that can sound, it speaks to how our society has come to a place where we are so busy, our cities are so sprawling, & electronics are so consuming that many of us are lacking a healthy dose of vitamin sea & nature. So much research exists on the positive impact nature has on our mental & physical health; specifically on blood pressure, anxiety, happiness, & pain relief. One study even found hospital patients who had a view of greenery had a quicker recovery time than those who didn’t!
When was the last time you immersed yourself in nature or had a grand outdoor adventure? I would love to hear about it! I need some ideas for my next adventure :) This weekend I went on my first overnight kayak trip & it was so much fun. Lots of planning went into it, specifically on how to fit the essentials into one little boat! But that effort paid off... I had an amazing time with good friends, we laughed, shared stories & made new memories. We saw lots of wildlife like seals & porpoises on our paddle. The destination on the eastern shore was the 100 Wild Islands. Just an hour outside Halifax, they could have competed with that Caribbean Island photo on your desktop background with turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. A true gem of the Atlantic.
If you’re interested in checking this area out and you’re a seasoned sea kayaker I recommend kayak rentals from Norse cove for overnight tripping and Murphy’s campground is a great launching spot for an easy recreational day paddle or a boat tour!
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