Benefits of Getting Away to Nature


Are you one of the many Canadians impacted by travel issues? Do you usually head down south for the winter? There are still opportunities for you to escape to nature for an Ontario winter getaway. For travellers who love the outdoors, heading to Mattawa River Resort offers the chance to get away from the city’s hustle and bustle and indulge in life’s simple pleasures. 

Mental Health Benefits

There is a strong connection between spending time outdoors and reduced negative emotions. A simple getaway to nature can do wonders for relieving stress, anxiety, depression and can boost your physical health. Embarking on a nature getaway can help remove yourself from your busy schedule and take a step back from your daily grind. COVID-19 has led many people to feel the need to get out of the house for a change of scenery. What better way to reboot and recharge than getting away to nature? Studies have shown that there is a link between exposure to nature and reduction in stress. It can contribute to reducing your heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. With the everyday stresses that everyone is currently experiencing with the pandemic, even a short trip to nature can do wonders for your mental health. 

Encourage Mindfulness

A nature trip can also encourage mindfulness. Mindful practices can benefit your body and mind while also improving your overall health and wellbeing. Embracing nature heightens one’s senses and can be a step towards achieving mindful meditation. Focus on your breathing and take in all the surroundings of nature to maximize the health benefits of being outdoors. Considering how challenging times are right now, indulging in a getaway to nature can be the perfect way to recharge your mind, body, and soul. 

Escape to Nature Safely

One of the benefits of escaping to nature is that being outdoors allows us to physically distance ourselves from others by the recommended 6 feet. Stepping into nature is a great way to cope with the everyday challenges that the pandemic has brought into our lives and can help to increase our energy levels. Taking the proper precautions prior to your getaway is essential for ensuring the safety of yourself and those around you. Go prepared with any essential groceries or toiletries needed to minimize trips into town, and be sure to wear a mask and physical distance from others. 

Escaping to Mattawa River Resort in Ontario is an excellent way to absorb the outdoors’ benefits while also remaining safe during these uncertain times. At our resort, we offer various COVID-friendly activities, so you can responsibly immerse yourself in nature. With 148 acres of land to explore, you can easily maintain your physical distancing requirements by hiking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing through our trails. For more information on our COVID-19 precautions and how we will keep you safe during your nature getaway, contact us today!

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