National parks are a popular (and relatively safe) way to spend some much-needed time outdoors for physical health and mental wellbeing during the pandemic. And with a record number of visitors in 2020, minimizing the impact on national parks whilst preventing the spread of COVID-19 is more crucial than ever.
This guide covers plenty of helpful information such as how visiting national parks can help improve one’s physical and mental wellbeing during the pandemic. The US’s 85 million acres of protected land are still open to the public and they are the perfect places to exercise safely. Moreover, being outside and exercising can reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels and even help to reduce stress and anxiety. The guide also mentions ways on how to be a responsible visitor and minimize the environmental impact of one’s visit.