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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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Written by Madison Lawson 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...

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Not everyone enjoys outdoors, and many prefer the city to the trail. This is all completely fine, but the benefits of nature should still not be ignored. From emotional benefits to improved immune system and overall health, green spaces are so important even in cities and should be utilized. So how do you enjoy the outdoors if you are not “outdoorsy”? Grab some bug spray, sun screen and try these 5 ways to enjoy the outdoors if you are not outdoorsy. Visit a Community garden, farm or arboretum. Many towns have community gardens or arboretums. If you aren’t sure if...

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Written by Madison Lawson Opossums get a bad rap, seen as giant, disgusting rats or just another piece of roadkill. But the truth of the Opossum is so much better. This (arguably cute) creature is the only marsupial of North America and are the superheroes of the American backyard. Let’s start off with some cool facts about the Opossum. First, did you know they have the equivalent of opposable toes, or “hallux,” on their back feet? They share this fact only with primates, pandas, and rats. Not even humans have opposable toes. Plus, their tails are pretty impressive. Many refer...

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