Mother Nature to the rescue. Besides being beautiful to look at, many common houseplants act as indoor air purifiers, removing indoor ozoneExternal Site Disclaimer, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other pollutants by absorbing them as they take in carbon dioxide. Microorganisms in the soil also help. (Even NASA has done lots of research on the topic.)
Central Pennsylvania abounds with natural beauty, and exploring it is often just a quick car ride away. Hiking in one of our state forests or on a nature trail or even taking an urban hike to explore a city is an excellent way to get exercise, breathe in fresh air, and hang out as a family—without screens and other digital devices. Here are some hikes that are perfect for children and grown-ups alike.