The Power of Nature
Americans spend greater than 93% of their time indoors—despite the mounting research showing the profound effect that fresh air, plants, trees and natural outdoor elements have on our health and well being.
The Outdoor Fitness program is based on our core belief that nature is perhaps the most powerful source for personal health and fitness. When you exercise in the fresh air, you not only enhance your physical-mental-emotional condition, you also deepen the connection you have with the environment. It’s easy to overlook, since most of us spend so much time indoors, but you and I, like all human beings, have a deep connection to the natural world. Instinctively you know this to be true. This connection to nature is what is called the biophilia effect.
The concept of biophilia, which literally means “love of life,” was first hypothesized by Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson. Wilson theorized that human beings have an intrinsic and emotional affiliation to other living things. Simply, we are drawn to other life. This is a deep, genetic affinity, rooted in our DNA, the vestige of what was, for early humans, a key to survival. The bond to nature’s many forms of life that we carry inside us is that primal, and that powerful.
We all have an inherent connection to nature, and the Outdoor Fitness program shows you how to access and reap the many proven benefits from it.