Spending time in the great outdoors has also been scientifically proven to be good for your emotional and mental health. In an “always-on” world of non-stop lights and sounds, spending time in nature can sometimes be seen as “unproductive,” but the truth is that solitude and quiet contemplation is essential for mental health. A recent study by Outward Bound, a company that designs wilderness experiences, showed that the vast majority of participants reported increased mental sharpness and wellbeing after spending some time in the great outdoors.
Unlike the polluted concrete and glass jungles that are modern cities, pristine nature has the benefit of fresh, clean air, an absence of jarring, loud noises, and an abundance of fresh, vibrant colors. Spending time outdoors also helps people reconnect with themselves and the world around them. Whether it’s watching an iridescent hummingbird sip nectar from a tropical flower or seeing an enormous jaguar stalk through the jungle, interacting with nature is guaranteed to provide you with interesting, inspiring, and rewarding experiences.
Spending time in the great outdoors is also good for your physical health. People who spend time outdoors have better blood pressure, less inflammation, produce fewer stress hormones, and do better at problem-solving skills. Something about walking and spending time outdoors just naturally improves brain performance.
If you’d like to experience a therapeutic vacation in the great outdoors, be sure to stay at one of the Belize Tree Houses at Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Jungle Lodge. Located in the heart of the pristine jungle, each Belize Tree House is a luxury, two-story structure complete with a full range of modern amenities, including a private bathroom with hot/cold running water and electricity.
These magnificent tree houses were purpose-built to allow visitors to reconnect with nature. Every piece of lumber and elegant furnishings was carried in by hand so as not to disturb the integrity of the surrounding jungle. And each treehouse comes with a spacious screened-in porch to enjoy a panoramic experience in complete safety and comfort.
Book your natural therapy with a stay at one of the Belize Tree Houses at Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Jungle Lodge today.