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Impacts of Nature on Our Lives

Benefits of Nature on Our Lives

Nature is essential to our daily lives. It provides food on our table, clothes we wear, foundation for medicines and mental health benefits.

Research reveals that our environment can increase or reduce our stress levels, which in turn impacts our bodies health. What you are hearing, seeing and experiencing around you is impacting your mood, nervous system, endocrine system and immune system.

When you experience the stress of an unpleasant environment it can cause you to be anxious, sad or helpless, which is turn can elevate your heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tension. In addition, this stress can contribute to suppressing your immune system.

A pleasing environment reverses this negative impact on your body and mental status.
Nature Helps Maintain Good Health

nature lovers coffee mug with deer sceneVenturing out into nature or even just viewing nature scenes can help reduce fear, anger and stress and thereby increase pleasant feelings. Research done in offices, schools and hopitals has shown that just a simple plant in a room can have a significant impact on one’s stress and anxiety.

Nature Soothes and Helps Heal

Nature has been shown to help us cope with pain. When out in nature we find ourselves absorbed by the scenes of nature and distracted from out pain and discomfort, be that physical or mental.

In one study 95% of the people interviewed said their mood improved after spending time outside. They reported they changed from depressed, stressed and anxious to more calm and balanced. Other studies by Ulrich, Kim, and Cervinka show that time in nature or viewing scenes of nature are associated with a positive mood and psychological wellbeing, meaningfulness and vitality.

Time spent in nature gives us a break from our overactive minds, thereby refreshing us for our other daily tasks.

Nature and Children

With regards to children, Andrea Taylor’s research on children with ADHD shows that time spent in nature increases their attention span later.

Today, children have a lack of time spent in the natural world. Most of their time is spent in front of the TV or computer screen. Unsurprisingly, this environment has been associated with depression in our children.

Nature and Poverty

Another study at the University of Illinois suggests that residents in Chicago public housing communities who had trees and green space around their building reported knowing more people, having stronger feelings of unity with neighbors, being more concerned with helping and supporting each other, and having stronger feelings of belonging than tenants in husing without trees. In addition to this greater sense of community, they had a reduced risk of street crime, lower levels of violence and aggression between domestic partners, and a better capacity to cope with life’s demands, especially the stresses of living in poverty.

Experience Nature

So, experience nature whenever you can, even if it is just enjoying an image of nature while relaxing and drinking your morning coffee. Also, consider hanging paintings of nature scenes in your home, at your office or even in your children’s classrooms.

Fun and Popular Backyard Activities for Toddlers

Ozark Trail Big Cabin Tent with Electrical Access Port.
Ozark Trail Large Cabin
Tent with Power Ports.

Camping is a lot of fun for many people. But, having some of the comforts of home like electricity makes it even more fun. Many camping tents today come with electrical cord access ports to make it easy to bring electricity from a campsite or a generator into your tent.

Popular Backyard Activities for Toddlers

It has been said that the early years of a child’s life is important to developing lifelong skills. If you are the parent of a toddler, this means that you will want to instill good habits in them early on. One of those good habits may involve love for the outdoors. While paying outdoors is fun, it is also great way to stay healthy and fit. That is why you may want to start encouraging your child to play outdoors. To increase their appreciation for the outdoors, you may want to familiarize yourself with some popular backyard activities, especially those that are designed with toddlers in mind.

When it comes to backyard activities, for toddlers, you will find that you have an unlimited number of options. The wide range of options is mostly due to their age. Unlike adults or older children, many toddlers are easy to please. This means that whatever backyard activity you organize for your toddler, it will likely be something that they enjoy. However, it is important to remember that toddlers are just like everyone else, after awhile they may get bored with the same activities. To prevent this from happening, you will want to familiarize yourself with a wide range of different backyard activities.

One backyard activity that most toddlers enjoy is playing on a swing set. Swing sets come in all different sizes and styles. Most swing sets not only have a swing, but slides, monkey bars, and more. If you do not own a swing set, you may seriously want to think about purchasing one. As previously mentioned swing sets come in a wide variety of different sizes or style. This means that you can purchase an expensive, elaborate swing set, or a plain one, for low price. What is nice about most swing sets is that they are able to accommodate children of all ages. This means that as your toddler grows, they should still be able to enjoy their swing set.

Swimming is another popular backyard activity that many toddlers enjoy. What is nice about swimming is that you do not have to have a full size pool. In fact, kiddie pools are a safe way for toddlers to swim. Kiddie pools are ideal for toddlers because they usually have less than two feet of water in them. As with in-ground and aboveground pools, there are also pool accessories that are available for kiddie pools. These accessories may include, but should not be limited to, swim rings, beach balls, and small floating toys.

Another popular backyard activity is playing in the sand. Sandboxes are not only fun, but they may help your child develop other skills, such as cause and effect. If you do not have a sandbox, you can easily purchase one. Like swing sets, sandboxes come in a wide variety of different sizes and styles. If you are looking for a small sandbox, you should be able to find one at your local department store. Many plastic sandboxes sell for around thirty dollars. Sandbox toys can also be purchased from most retail stores, often for a low price.

Coleman Montana 6 Person Tent with ePort for Electrical Access.

Coleman Montana 6 Person
Tent with ePort for Electrical Access.

Swimming, swinging, and playing in the sand are all fun backyard activities that you and your toddler can enjoy together. While your toddler may have fun playing with you, you may also want to give them the opportunity to play with other children. By contacting the parents of a child, the same age as yours, you could give your toddler a buddy to play with. In addition to being fun, play dates are also a great way to further develop your child’s social skills.

If you are looking for additional backyard activities or supplies, you may be able to find what you need online or at one of your local retail stores. For an affordable price, you should be able to find bubbles, water balloons, kites, balls, and t-ball equipment. These items may help to create a fun, but memorable backyard experience for your toddler.

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2000 Watt Predator Inverter Portable Generator For Portable Power

2000 Watt Predator 2000 Inverter Portable Generator for Sump Pumps, Camping, Tailgating, Home Emergencies.
Small Generators Portable Predator
2000 watt Inverter Generator
for Home Use, Power Tools,
Power Outage Backup and more.

So, you recently had a storm and power outage and didn’t have an alternative power source available for some lights, TV, Fridge or that ever so important cup of morning coffee. This handy little lightweight Predator 2000 Watt Portable Generator can give you enough power to have some of those comforts plus help you keep your electronic devices charged up for use.

Predator 2000 Predator Portable Inverter Generator Features

  • When you need a clean power supply for your sensitive electronics, the Predator 2000, 2000 watt portable inverter generator can keep you charged up and connected to the outside world.
  • Producing 1600 watts running and 2000 starting watts of power and weighing in at only 48 lbs., the 79.7cc Air-Cooled OHV gas engine will run 6.5 hours on a full tank (at 50% load) while providing two 120V AC grounded outlets and one DC-12V Two Pin Outlet.
  • Pair this small Predator generator up through parallel cables with another Predator 2000 and double your available alternative power.
  • Double mufflers design to keep your unit running quiet and smooth.
  • Low oil shut down capability.
  • Electronic Overload Protection.
  • Gasoline tank capacity: 1.2 Gallons
  • Engine: 79.7cc, Air-cooled OHV
  • Product Dimensions: 18.52″ High x 22.6″ Long x 12.61″ Wide.
  • Inverter technology offers stable power for all your electronic devices.
  • Fully enclosed high impact housing.
  • RV use with the optional RV Ready Parallel kit from Predator.
  • Affordably priced.

The Predator 2000 is a great little generator for a lot of alternative power uses. Take it camping with you for power, keep your sump pumps running to prevent flooding, keep life saving medical equipment functioning, carry on job sites for your small power tools that you need while working away from electrical outlets, use on your boat and so many other place where you need power.

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