Blue Monday, a day in which many consider to be the most depressing of the year, recently passed. We wanted to take this opportunity to talk about mental health and raise awareness to an amazing Canadian charity whose goal is to fight mental illness.
At Northbound Gear, we believe that being out in nature can have a positive impact on our mental health. Studies have shown that spending time in nature can reduce stress, improve mood, and even lower the risk of depression and anxiety.
One of the reasons why nature can benefit our mental health is that it allows us to disconnect from the constant stimulation of technology and the busyness of our daily lives. Being in nature can also promote mindfulness, which is the practice of being present and fully engaged in the current moment.
Another great aspect of being in nature is the opportunity for exercise. Engaging in physical activity in nature has been shown to have even greater benefits than exercise indoors. Not only does it allow us to enjoy the natural surroundings, but it also increases the release of endorphins, which are chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers and can improve mood. Studies have found that exercising in nature can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as improve overall well-being.
In addition to the benefits of being in nature, it is also important to raise awareness about mental health and the impact it has on individuals and communities. That's why we are proud to announce that we have made a donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association.
This organization is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mental illness and promoting mental health for all. They provide support and resources for individuals and families, as well as advocacy and education to raise awareness about mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding it.
At Northbound Gear, we believe in the power of nature to improve our mental health and we are committed to supporting organizations that are working to improve the lives of individuals living with mental illness.
Northbound Gear is committed to promoting the importance of mental health and the benefits of being in nature. We hope that our efforts will encourage others to prioritize their mental health and to support organizations that are working to improve the lives of individuals living with mental illness.