“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” - Albert Einstein
Autumn is here. One of our favorite family activities on the weekend, is taking hikes through some of the many, gorgeous trails in Connecticut. For those of you live in the Northeast, we’ve had tons of rain and balmy temperatures. Like myself, maybe you’ve been couped up in the house with your little one for one too many days. Put on your wellies and rainjacket, break out the stroller & raincover and get out for a walk. We have yet to feel the change of seasons, but drier days are just around the corner… and so are cooler temperatures. Enjoy this awesome time of year. We all know how quickly winter comes.
Don’t live near the woods? Take a walk around the block or your local park. Studies show that walking is one of the best forms of low-impact exercise, can lower anxiety (don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a bit of that!), and beat depression. Not only is it good for you, it’s healthy for your kids to see & feel nature and breathe in fresh air. Show them the changing colors on the leaves, splash in some puddles, let them explore their senses by touching the dirt (bring your baby wipes), collecting rocks, leaves, whatever. Getting in touch with the earth is just as grounding for your children as it is for you.
Here some local hiking wesbites in the tri-state area: Connecticut, New Jersey, & New York. If you live anywhere else across the country or overseas, this great site, Pick a Trail can quide you to the best trails in your area.
Don’t forget to hydrate!
In Good Health,
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