Nature Deficit is a disorder described by the author of Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. He explains that we are spending less & less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of behavioral & mood disorders.
Statistics show that one in four women are on prescription anti-depressants. Here are a list of a few of the side effects of anti-depressants: Nervousness, nausea, increased appetite, weight gain, loss of sexual desire and the ability to orgasm, fatigue, insomnia, and constipation. NO THANK YOU!!!
Exercise is a natural anti-depressant, as is eating healthy, and getting outdoors! Side effect… Happiness!!! Getting outdoors helps you to breathe deeper, stretch your legs, and remember what’s important. Here are some fun outdoor adventures & ideas to plan for your Klimb Time Challenge! Get out of your box, find something fun and adventurous to do, and don’t forget your gnome-boy! :)
1. Kiva Beach Lake Tahoe (2 hour drive) Beautiful quiet local beach (turn left at the fork!)
2. Yosemite (3 hour drive) Rent a beach cruiser & ride around the park
3. Sacramento (your backyard!) Rent a kayak at Lake Natoma
4. Auburn (40 minute drive) Hidden Falls Trail Click HERE
5. Capitola Beach (3 hour drive) Rent a stand up paddle
6. Tahoe (2 hour drive) Hike Emerald Bay Click HERE
7. Big Sur (4 hour drive) Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
8. Muir Woods (2 hour drive) Beautiful, quiet, easy hike click HERE
9. Ice House (1.5 hour drive) Camping & swimming click HERE
10. Monterey Bay Coastal Trail (3 hour drive) Bike, walk or run on this 29 mile trail!