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Sensi Magazine June 2018 - Los Angeles Digital Edition

Jun 01, 2018 05:44AM ● By Amber Orvik
DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT

Planning to get away this summer? Wherever you go, go green. When it comes to travel, camping has one of the lightest ecological impacts, especially if you follow the “leave no trace” principles: Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. According to The American Camper Report, 40.5 million Americans camped at least once in 2016, and 4.7 million w ere first-timers.

Put down your phone, pack up your tent, and head out into the wild. Getting into nature not only benefits you, as research continues to prove.

There are a ton of studies about how connecting with nature is associated with increased well-being, from life satisfaction to vitality to happiness. Being connected to nature is shown to have a big role in health: the natural connection helps you meet challenges of stress, provide resilience.

If you’re connected to nature, you’re likely to seek it out. And then the idea of supply in demand rises: if we use green spaces, more green spaces are supplied.

But if you live in a city, getting into nature to reap some of those benefits can be a challenge. Access to all this beauty and nature is within easy reach, and you can trade your urban surroundings for a whole range of other environments, from sandy coastlines to rocky desserts to mountain forests. Southern California has it all. And we try to highlight some of the bounty in this issue. Happy reading.

 Stephanie Wilson // EDITOR IN CHIEF // SENSI MAGAZINE

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