THE OUTDOORS: AN INVALUABLE RESOURCE
Power of The Outdoors During COVID-19
The best way to de-stress during this uncertain time is by getting outside. Here are some resources on how to do it safely and responsibly:
Health officials and outdoor organizations are strongly discouraging people from traveling to recreation spots during the COVID-19 outbreak, but there are plenty of benefits to recreating close to home—and the rewards begin accruing at 120 minutes a week.READ MORE at REI
Yes, getting outside is good for anxiety, but you should think twice about crowding backcountry trailheads and risking getting hurt.READ MORE at Outside ONLINE
The New York Times talked with virologists, physiologists and other scientists about what we do and do not know about exercising outdoors during the coronavirus crisis. Here is what they had to say.READ MORE at NEW YORK TIMES
As COVID-19 shuts down buses and trains in cities, we remember that bicycles are the ultimate contingency plan.READ MORE at Outside ONLINE
Coronavirus is forcing all of us to reconsider our daily interactions with other people. But hunters and anglers find a sense of peace, stability, and charity within the most ancient form of social distancing.READ MORE AT GEAR JUNKIE
The impact of this pandemic will inevitably increase anxieties and continue to separate us from each other, but nature can help sustain us—physically and mentally—in these difficult times.READ MORE AT ACCESS FUND
How to Bring the Outdoors Inside:
How do you maintain an outdoorsy lifestyle when you have to self-isolate? We’ve rounded up our favorite resources. Whether you need some inspiration and positivity for your brand’s social feeds, or are simply looking for something to do this weekend, these blogs, books, and podcasts will help:
This is My #MyOutdoorStory, What’s Yours?
During this time of uncertainty and social distancing, we’re bringing back our #myoutdoorstory campaign to bring positivity and connection to our social media feeds. Share your story about how you fell in love with the outdoors or how the outdoors transformed you.
Tell us about the people you were with, the gear you carried, the places you went and the limits you pushed (or limits that pushed you). Use video, photo or audio in your post and tag #myoutdoorstory. Together we can lift spirits and be reminded of the power of the outdoors.
Need some inspiration to get started? Here are outdoor stories that we’ve collected as part of our #myoutdoorstory campaign.