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Sandy toes. Salty air. Freshly cut grass. The morning sun on your face. The wind rustling through branches. There’s no question that nature soothes the soul and re-energizes the body.
And yet, we have become The Indoor Generation. A new global survey by YouGov reports that about 70% of Americans believe in nature, daylight and fresh air’s positive effects on stress levels and mental well-being. But, the Environmental Protection Agency reports that people still spend on average up to 90% of their time indoors.
So when a walk in the woods, a lunch break in the park or a night under the stars isn’t an option, how should busy Americans access nature’s health benefits?
Designer Justina Blakeney of The Jungalow has some suggestions to bring the outdoors in.
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