Each year it seems like we hear more and more about the negative effects of too much screen time. At the same time, each year technology becomes more and more an essential part of our everyday lives. What can we do to break this unhealthy cycle? One word: NATURE!

Time spent in nature has incredible benefits that are proven to successfully combat nearly every negative effect that screens have on our emotional, mental and physical health. Let’s get into what these benefits look like so that you can see why a nature escape (or two or three) is a MUST for this year!


Less Stress + Better Sleep

Sleep and stress go hand in hand. When you get good quality sleep, your body produces less cortisol, and your stress management skills are more intact. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. That’s where a nature escape comes in to play.

Exposure to natural sunlight (versus artificial indoor light) has incredible benefits. The National Wildlife Federation explains that natural light helps people to better regulate their body’s sleep cycle needs. They also share research which shows that time in nature improves cognitive function. Nature is so powerful that even a picture of an outdoor scene can have a positive impact.

Even pictures of green spaces have been found to have a beneficial effect. Adults shown pictures of nature while they were exercising had lower blood pressure and better mood than when they exercised without these pictures.” (Pretty, 2005)

We also know from personal experience that the best rest you will ever have is on a cabin getaway in Wisconsin. Between the crisp, Northwoods air and the amount of activity you will get to enjoy on our 500-acre private vacation resort, you’ll sleep like a baby!


A Stronger You

Time spent in nature also correlates directly with a healthier, more resilient you. And that goes well beyond just a smaller waistline or a more regular heartbeat. We mean stronger in every sense of the word. Did you know that one study proved that spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing? That means a measured improvement in:

  • Mind (brain function)
  • Body (fitness)
  • Emotions (confidence levels)
  • Mood regulation
  • Longevity

Don’t just take our word for it – come stay with us for an outdoor vacation WI-style and get your fill of all the very best nature has to offer! Your nature escape includes access to:

  • Beach time
  • Paddle boarding
  • Boating & canoeing
  • Ziplining
  • Wildlife photography
  • Archery range
  • Hiking trails
  • Much, much more!


Quality Time with Loved Ones

Another incredible benefit of a nature escape is that it allows you to spend quality time together with your loved ones without the interruption of work, technology, or other distractions. Even a 20-minute nature walk has shown to restore individual attention between loved ones, increase feelings of unity and improved ability to get along.

Everything about nature challenges us to communicate better, compete together, be more observant of the “little things” in life and to be more vulnerable. And the best part is that, once you’ve experienced these things together, it becomes something you crave more of. Can you imagine your kids being “addicted” to spending time together in nature instead of video games or cell phones?!


Outdoor Vacation WI

If this article has triggered your curiosity about how nature can improve your health, there’s only one way to satisfy it – get out to Edenwood Ranch and Preserve with your family and friends! Call us today to book your nature escape today. It’s just what the doctor ordered!

Call us at (920) 574-4641 to book your nature escape today