Top Year-Round Things to do in Alamosa - 36 Hour Getaway
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks”
It’s unlikely that Muir could imagine the high tech world we live in with more and more people moving into metro areas like the Front Range. Even with its mountain proximity, time spent walking with nature gets short-changed. So short-changed, in fact, that physicians are prescribing time in nature for a number of health conditions from depression to obesity. The Japanese therapeutic practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, is both a practice and an art. “We are hard-wired to affiliate with the natural world and just as our health improves when we are in it, so our health suffers when we are divorced from it,” says American Biologist E.O. Wilson.