Wordy Wednesday

BIOPHILIA 

A love of life.

A love of all that is living.

The human desire to connect with nature.

According to biologist, E.O. Wilson, “biophilia is a hardwired instinct that is key to human happiness” (McGonigal, 2019, p.169). Modern humans tend to feel awe, contentment, curiosity, and wanderlust when in nature, and these emotions contributed to early humans’ ability to survive and thrive as a species in a complex and constantly changing landscape.

Similarly, we, modern humans, are presently living in a period of constant change and uncertainty.

How will you experience some “green exercise” (McGonigal, 2019, p.155)  this week and in the weeks to come?

Franklin Falls Trail, North Bend, Washington, USA

 

 

 

 

Reference

McGonigal, K. (2019). The joy of movement: How exercise helps us find happiness, hope, connection, and courage. Penguin Random House, LLC.

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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