Rush hour, long working periods, hours and hours sitting in front of the computer, TV or the driver’s seat. Junk food, eating disorders and much more, drown us in a toxic environment.
Lack of time in the natural world, largely due to hours spent in front of TV or computer screens has been associated, unsurprisingly, with depression.
The fast and demanding rhythm of our daily routine keeps us away from healthy, refreshing, natural environments, but too much time in front of screens can be deadly.
In a 2011 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, time in front of a screen was associated with a higher risk of death, and that was independent of physical activity!
Richard Louv’s book “The Last Child on the Woods” refers as “nature-deficit disorder” to the growing gap between kids and nature, and its consequences. This gap affects adults as well.
What you are seeing, hearing, experiencing at any moment is changing not only your mood, but how your nervous, endocrine, and immune systems are work.
Stress from an unpleasant environment can cause you to feel anxious, sad, or helpless. This, in turn, elevates your blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle tension and suppresses your immune system. A pleasing environment reverses that.
In 2008, University of Michigan researchers demonstrated that, after just an hour interacting with nature, memory performance and attention spans improved by 20 percent.
At Mile Hi Rafting we are experts in pleasing environments. Come and detoxify yourself while enjoying some of the most extraordinary natural sites in Colorado. Just a few miles away from Denver, you can relax with breathtaking wilderness or battle down all your stress with thrilling adventures, such as whitewater rafting and ATV tours.
Mile Hi Rafting offers a broad range of exciting outdoor activities and mind-blowing, exhilarating experiences. Mix up your ingredients and set up the perfect dose of adrenaline to get rid of that unhealthy stress.
We pride ourselves on being flexible and will help you arrange any combination of options to create your own experience. We will customize any package. Visit the Mile Hi homepage and check out our most popular packages.
Hard worker? No problem!
At Mile Hi Rafting we understand the importance of escaping the city once in a while and recovering your body and mind’s health in the outdoors. We believe as well that everybody deserves to be healthy and should have the possibility to enjoy the outdoors.
Therefore, we run evening trips to accommodate those wishing to fill their whitewater itch but have jobs during the daytime hours. Our evening tours start after 5:00 pm.
You can also, stay over the night and camp under the stars. No better way to regain your strength and get back to work with a full battery pack.