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Reasons to Head Outdoors During Recovery

Benefits of Embracing Nature in Recovery

Whether you prefer hiking through the mountains or yoga on the beach, when embarking on the journey toward recovery and wellness, spending more time in nature can prove to be beneficial. The mental health experts at North Georgia Recovery Center are here to share some of the benefits of venturing into the great outdoors to support your journey toward sober living.

The Connection Between Nature & Recovery

When most of us think of spending time outside, we think of the physical health benefits that outdoor activities bring—a host of psychological and emotional health benefits too. According to the American Psychology Association (APA), some of the many psychological benefits of spending more time in nature include:

  • Improved attentional control
  • Improved memory
  • Improved decision-making skills
  • Decreased stress levels
  • Decreased risk of mental health disorders

Summer Outdoor Activities

If you’re interested in spending more time outdoors to support your journey toward recovery and wellness, try adding some of these outdoor activities to your routine this summer to support your recovery efforts:

  • Hiking and taking nature walks
  • Bike riding
  • Outdoor yoga
  • Gardening
  • Listening to music outdoors
  • Meditating outdoors
  • Camping
  • Bird watching
  • Having a picnic
  • Watch the sunrise or sunset
  • Journaling outdoors
  • Spend leisure time in a hammock
  • Paint or do crafts outside
  • Go stargazing

Seeking Help for Addiction at North Georgia Recovery Center

The road to recovery starts with taking the first step. Let us walk alongside you on the path to sobriety and wellness. When you choose to get treatment at North Georgia Recovery Center, you can rest assured knowing that you will be treated by licensed therapists in our state-of-the-art facilities. Every one of our team members is certified to address and effectively treat the issues that come along with addiction.

To schedule your free consultation with our team, call (678) 940-7873 or fill out an online form today.