Join BREC’s Outdoor Adventure crew for some BREC Canoe Camping and pack up your canoe and set out on your next adventure at Chicot State Park. Participants will ride out to Chicot State Park, where they will unload BREC canoes, and paddle out on the water. Adventurers will camp out on the lake and, that evening, enjoy a traditional backcountry meal. In the morning, you’ll pack up and paddle back to base. Come with a partner or BREC will happily pair you with a new friend.
There are are so many reasons to get outside and enjoy all that Louisiana provides us in the form of fresh air and outdoor adventure! According to Harvard’s recent Health Letter, spending time outdoors is good for your health!
Your vitamin D levels rise. Sunlight hitting the skin begins a process that leads to the creation and activation of vitamin D. Studies suggest that this vitamin helps fight certain conditions, from osteoporosis and cancer to depression and heart attacks. Limited sun exposure (don’t overdo it), supplemented with vitamin D pills if necessary, is a good regimen.
You’ll get more exercise. If you make getting outside a goal, that should mean less time in front of the television and computer and more time walking and doing other things that put the body in motion.
You’ll be happier. Light tends to elevate people’s mood, and there’s usually more light available outside than in. Physical activity has been shown to help people relax and cheer up, so if being outside replaces inactive pursuits with active ones, it might also mean more smiles.
Your concentration will improve. Children with ADHD seem to focus better after being outdoors. It might be a stretch to say that applies to adults, but if you have trouble concentrating, outdoor activity may help.
You may heal faster. In one study, people recovering from spinal surgery experienced less pain and stress and took fewer pain medications when they were exposed to natural light. An older study showed that the view out the window (trees vs. a brick wall) helped recovery in the hospital.
Registration Deadline: 3/21/2019
Cost: $35 per person
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