Time spent outside is good for you mental and physical health, learn all about it here!


Time spent outside is good for our health. That’s true for our physical health as well as our mental health. This page is dedicated to helping you learn more about the health benefits of nature and encouraging you to Take 17!

17 minutes outside is the new 10,000 steps – Take 17

Blindness and severe short-sightedness!

A growing problem for kids here in America and across the world! Learn more about the problem and the simple solution to solve it!

Hint: Kids need to spend less time inside and more time outside!

Brain Power

A few minutes outside each day as opposed to staring at your phone, might be the brain boost you’ve been looking for. Nurtured by Nature – Understanding how time in nature can improve our mental health and sharpen our cognition.

Health Benefits of Parks

The National Park Service has its own health centric campaign focused on Healthy Parks Healthy People.

Health Benefits of Trails

Does simply building a new trail in a community lead to a community of healthier people? You bet it does!

Nature at Work – It’s Just Good Business

Not only is a little nature at work a good thing there is absolutely zero downside. Checkout this article from the Harvard Business Review – A Little Nature in the Office Boosts Moral and Productivity.

Why 17 minutes?

Here’s the research paper that inspired us – Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing 120 minutes a week divided by 7 days equals about 17 minutes per day, which has now turned into the Take 17 initiative!

95 Ways to Spend More Time Outside

Greg Dyer wrote a piece for REI giving you a list of exactly 95 different ways to spend more time outside.

Take 17 – Nevada Wild Podcast

If you prefer podcasts opposed to articles listen to the Take 17 episode of the Nevada Wild Podcast that focuses on everything Take 17!

Keeping it Fresh!

This is a living page that we don’t want to get stale so if you’ve come across something that needs to be updated or added here, please let us know at