Remember when you were growing up and your parents urged you to “go play outside,” basically kicking you out of the house until the street lights came on? Now it’s more than just parents; it’s also the government (and I couldn’t be happier!).
Whether I wanted to jump rope or read a book, I was doing it outside, and that was that. My parents were of the belief that fresh air and sunlight were meant to be absorbed by children (and adults, even). We’d come in for dinner and go right back out. These days, you are hard-pressed to find a street full of playing children anymore, and personally, I think they are missing out.
Apparently I am not alone.
According to a series of press releases, all 50 governors proclaimed June to be Outdoors Month. Forget about “National Get Outdoors Day,” which took place on June 8th… we’re talking a whole month! This is actually the third time that every single governor in the nation took action (in some states, this was the seventh year), which seems to be an indication of the growing emphasis on health and wellness, appreciation for our nation and conservation for future generations.
With just a couple of days left in the month, I urge you to spend a little extra time outside. Play, exercise, camp, RV, explore… do whatever you can to improve your health and happiness through recreation. For specific ideas, you can see our earlier post, 5 Ways to Celebrate Get Outdoors Day.
For more information or to download official press releases, see www.funoutdoors.com.