If you’ve arrived here at our blog, you’ve likely already seen that our website is decorated all over with pictures of beautiful Utah nature. This isn’t just a superficial choice — at Kaizen Academy, we spend a considerable amount of time outdoors, along with the teenagers who are enrolled with our program. It’s not just because the surrounding scenery is beautiful, but because there are several tangible benefits that come from spending outdoors.
For the many teenage boys who are enrolled at Kaizen Academy, this is incredibly important. Kaizen Academy is a residential treatment center for teenagers who struggle with sexual behavioral problems. From problematic sexual boundaries to compulsive behavior, good mental health is essential in overcoming these issues, and that’s why we make outdoor activities a strong focus of our program. Many studies have shown the mental benefits that result from spending meaningful time outdoors. Here are some of them: