Wellness Weekly: Get outside for a new twist on meditation

Get outside for a new twist on meditation from Healthy You by UMR

For most of us, there’s something inspiring about being outdoors, especially on a beautiful day. It’s no wonder meditation plus nature can be a powerful combination when it comes to wellness.

Spending time outdoors has a way of improving your mood and reducing levels of stress and anxiety.

Studies have shown that nature can help lower blood pressure and calm inflammation in the body.

As little as five minutes of meditation a day can help restore your calm and inner peace and provide physical health benefits.

Learn more about different types of meditation from Healthy You.

There are meditation resources available to you on the Emotional Wellness website, through our EAP, and within the My Wellness Portal in the On-Demand videos tab. Explore these resources to learn more about the benefits of meditation and guided tutorials.

As a reminder, the 2022-23 My Wellness year ends on Friday, Sept. 29. Be sure to track activities by that date to earn points in the My Wellness Portal.