The evidence is in. It is more dangerous to be inside than outside. It is more dangerous to our physical and mental well-being to sit in front of the television or computer than it is to be outside watching ants.
The research is mounting and shows that indoor lifestyles correlate with obesity, depression and anxiety, stress, attention deficit, higher use of medications, and a lack of creativity, whereas spending ample time outside in natural surroundings actually protects us against such symptoms. Were just not meant to live so cut off from what is natural.
Youd think that those of us living in Northern Michigan would have it made, as natural beauty and wild areas abound. But, for too many of us, our outside time still happens only between the house and our cars.