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I often hear things like "I grew up in California and moved here a few years ago. There is just nothing to do here" and while I totally know where people are coming from and I have said this myself countless times about DFW, I have made it my mission to explore this metroplex and prove you can enjoy the outdoors even in DFW. Plus with the current pandemic, we are encouraged more and more to stay close to home. You can stay close to home and still enjoy unique outdoor spaces and have adventures! So I did some research (lots of...

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After a long day, I went for a short hike at a local park. This wasn't a crazy wilderness experience but really just some time outside in nature. I do this often and I always feel refreshed afterwards even if I'm only out there for 5 minutes. These are some thoughts I had while on my hike. I hope they resonate with you ❤  Pause app Mindfulness in Movement Podcast by Alycia Mantooth Listen Below  

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Have you ever wondered how much of a difference there is between exercising outdoors and indoors? After all, either way is good for your health, getting your heart rate up, and is good for your overall well-being.  But according to Scientific Reports from Nature.com, there is actually a difference between nature exercises and gym exercises. The study included almost 20,000 participants and self-reports of health and well-being. Using different lengths of recreational time outside and many different forms of outdoor exercise, the study came to the conclusion that “Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health...

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