For some, they thrive under the busy and fast-paced atmosphere of the city. But for others, it’s the small town-feel that allows them to flourish. In whichever setting you prefer, it is important to recognize the impact of nature on health. Even though Hamilton is considered a relatively urban community, it still has many green spaces available for the public to enjoy. There is a growing body of evidence that supports both physical activity and exposure to nature are linked to improved general and mental health. The following will outline specific physiological and psychological changes experienced by those who participate in nature-oriented activities.
The Student Wellness Centre and Outdoor Recreation (a division of Athletics and Recreation) present WIND. With WIND, you can get outside and leave your worries behind, by getting into nature with others in a positive, mutually supportive environment. No experience or skills required, just you and your hiking/walking shoes. Email us to let us know you are coming or just show up! (email@example.com)