Outdoor Activities, How They Help Us to Live A Better and Fuller Life: A Grown Up Person's Perspective
“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
This quote by Albert Einstein tells us how much we need to reclaim our love for nature and how essential it is in our lives. In today’s fast paced world, where we constantly have to be on ‘go’ at all times, it is only in nature that we are truly able to find peace.
So, how can you incorporate some quality time with nature into your daily rigorous schedule? Well, here’s where FINS (Fun in Nature’s School) comes in. This adventure camp organizing team is based in NCR and they strive to introduce children, young adults, families and corporate personnel to the wonders and beauty of nature.
What is FINS all about?
FINS ( Fun In Nature’s School) - like the name suggests - is all about teaching people from different walks of life to have fun, let loose and enjoy themselves while learning about nature. The various adventure camps and programmes organised by FINS are aimed at bringing people out of the suffocating environments of metropolitan cities and giving them a brief respite from all the troubles and worries that surround them. They teach people to embrace nature wholeheartedly. Through their teachings, they also encourage you to absorb the beauty of nature into the very depth of your soul.
FINS also gives great importance to ecotourism and tries to introduce adventure camp participants to it as much as possible. The focus on learning wholeheartedly about local culture and traditions and they also do their best to reduce the impact of human living on the environment.
Why is the outdoors essential for both children and adults?
As a child, in the past, most of us were encouraged to run freely outdoors and take part in lots of fun physical activities like sports. If we were lucky enough to be living in an area surrounded by trees and fields, we would also get a chance to go on daily walks and just absorb all the wonders of nature that are so evident in our surroundings.
Gone are the days when we used to eagerly run home from school, finish our home work in a jiffy and run out to play with the kids from neighbouring houses. Today, our lifestyle and culture has changed to such an extent that children are hooked to television, laptop or their mobile phones during their free time.
Studies have shown that this lack of contact with nature has resulted in a negative effect, especially on children, in the form of:
· Difficulty in maintaining a healthy weight
· Increased exposure to diabetes
· Poor performance in academics
· Stress issues
· Difficulty with maintaining focus and concentration
Spending a healthy amount of time outdoors is also beneficial for adults. The various benefits that adults get from being amidst nature are relief from depression and anxiety, boost in levels of empathy, lower blood pressure, improved cognition and reduction in stress levels.
Forget about the research. You’re only on this earth for a limited period of time. So, why not make the most of it spending time with your loved ones enjoying everything that nature has to offer? Contact FINS today and find out how the outdoors can make a real difference in all spheres of your life.