A weekend to remember

By Debbie - 3:24 PM

Weekends should be fun. During weekends you should be able to relax and release all the accumulated pressure of the week. There is no better way to do it than an excursion to the nature.

According to researchers of University of Minessota, who have proven the obvious, nature is beneficial for our health. Being in nature -or even viewing scenes of nature- reduces anger, fear, stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it also contributes to your physical well being, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the production of stress hormones! In short, it can do wonders!
On the other hand, "nature deprivation" which is the term for lack of time in the natural world due to hours spent in front of TV and computers, has been associated with depression and isolation from the outer world. A study published on 2011 in the Journal of American College of Cardiology, time in front of screens was associated with a higher risk of death and that was independent of physical activity! Are you still in front of your screen? 

So last weekend we went to the village of Vlachomandra, only some kilometers north of Nafpaktos and we stayed at ALPIN club for three nights. We tried various sports, like rafting at Evinos river, rappel and trekking. The weather was wonderful and it was a different experience far from noise, stress and the city's fast pace. I absolutely recommend it to you. There are many clubs in Greece that every weekend organise such kind of activities.  
The only thing to do to reveal your active self, is to unplug your phone and experience nature!

ALPIN Club: https://www.facebook.com/ALPIN-CLUB-135961393096695
Our trip

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  1. That sounds like such a fantastic, wonderful time! It certainly looks as though you had a fun experience... All kinds of different activities to try and experiment with. I tried a lot harder to spend time outside during the summer, but since I've been at work and winter has begun to creep forward I'm spending far less time outside. I wish we had a bit more of an opportunity to get outside this time of year here!


    1. That's so true! 8 hours a day at work and then weekend comes and the only thing you want to do is rest.. however the time outside when you disconnect from everything is invaluable.!
      Plus in Nova Scotia you have ski resorts, perfect for winter weekends (I'm jealous)!!!! xx

  2. Amazing place!!

    1. Indeed!! and the weather helped so much :) xx