I think this article does a wonderful job describing how the simple act of being outside and experiencing nature can do so many amazing things for our health, bodies and community. So often in today's day in age, we turn to complex medical treatments, strict diets, or intense exercise routines to improve our well-being. However, I think we drastically underestimate the power being outside can have. This benefit, I believe, spans across generations. Personally, I have worked with kids ages 5-14 outside in a garden. The kids I work with are enthralled by the outdoor experience, primarily because they have both a sense of freedom in the outdoors and can develop a sense of community. These children see benefits of both working in groups in the garden, but I have also noticed that even at a young age, many of the kids spend time alone in the garden, simply watching and listening to their surrounding. I believe that being in nature means being unconnected from the stress and worries of day to day lives, whether this is work, technology, social concerns. This is what makes being outside, and forming a community outside, both with nature itself and with others, so valuable, beautiful and beneficial.