Photo: Scenes from a month in nature

(Credit: Mike Szrnigielski)

Who doesn't want to be happier, smarter, and healthier? We certainly do. That's why we challenged folks to join us in spending at least 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days in June. More than 1,200 people signed up to get their daily dose of nature, and many shared their inspirational stories with us along the way.

We also held a 30 × 30 photo challenge, inviting participants to capture their outdoor adventures and send them to us for a chance to win prizes. Here are just a few of the images that motivated us to get outside. You can view the entire gallery online.

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(Credits: JNS Photo, Sahara Hair, Simone Hicken)

Jode Roberts