Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Great Outdoors Month


June is a special time to celebrate America’s Great Outdoors. Presidential recognition of Great Outdoors Week was begun in 1998 by then-President Clinton and has continued ever since. Since 2004, Presidential proclamation of Great Outdoors Month has come annually, celebrating a variety of important events and actions that occur during the month. Great Outdoors Month highlights the benefits of active fun outdoors and our magnificent shared resources of forests, parks, refuges, and other public lands and waters. Media attention to the proclamation triggers actions by millions of households and prompts public discussion of important issues linked to outdoor recreation, including volunteerism, health, and outdoor ethics.

The Presidential Proclamation

A great way to get outside and dig in is to participate in a Wilderness Volunteers Project. Check out the possibilities at this link.

2 comments:

Mike said...

And Saturday June 4th is National Trails Day.

Christal DeLoach said...

While physical activity is necessary throughout the entire year, being outdoors in the summer time has additional benefits. The sun provides us with lots of Vitamin D that many people are deficient in. However, Vitamin D Vitamin D regulates blood pressure, reduces stress and tension, relieves body aches and pains by reducing muscle spasms, reduces respiratory infections, helps in differentiation of the cells, aids in insulin secretion, helps fight depression, improves overall skin health by reducing wrinkles, makes skin soft, strong, and smooth, and improves cardiovascular strength by providing a protective lining for the blood vessels.

So, get outdoors ASAP and start getting your vitamin D fix!

Christal DeLoach
Holistic Health Coach
VirgoHealthCoach.com

"Optimizing Your Mind Body & Spirit"