"Train for small day hikes, stretching regimen, planning, skills, first aid, hydration"
For your mind:
Nature: From an urban garden and park to the vast lakes, rivers, oceans, forest and mountains--it is everywhere and available to everyone. There are unique and healing qualities that civilization have tapped into since the beginning of time. However, our society seems to emphasize the complete opposite using technology, electronics and a recliner.
Three facts of life:
1. There is intrinsic risk in the wilderness. Lightning, cold weather, falling rock, wild animals and a long list of of other dangers exist. A twisted ankle can be life threatening if you are alone.
2. YOU are responsible for your own safety.
3. You can minimize most of the risk with knowledge, equipment and planning. It's imperative that you are well prepared.
In an emergency, note where you are and call 911