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A new study from the UK finds that people who spent at least 120 minutes a week in nature saw a boost in their mental and physical health, compared to people who didn’t spend any time in nature. The researchers, who surveyed more than 19,000 people in the United Kingdom about the recreational time they spent in nature during the past week, along with their self-reported health and well-being, say the size of the health benefits was similar to what people would get by meeting the guidelines for physical activity.read more
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are donating 55,000 rods and reels to children nationwide to encourage them to get outdoors this summer. The company says it wants to challenge families to put down their digital devices and get outside to discover the joy of fishing. Bass Pro Shops will donate the rods and reels to nonprofit organizations that help children.read more