Spending time outside benefits your life more than just getting your body moving. Most of us think about going outside to get physical activity in or to do it because we know that we should probably get outside once in a while.
Going outside has more advantages than just getting active or having a change of scenery.
There are many health advantages to spending more time outside. Today I’m going to share a few reasons why spending time outside is good for your health.
Boosts Creativity and Focus
Working in my industry you have to keep your creative mind working while still remaining focused. I’ve found that going outside boosts creative and focus. This is a total winning scenario for me.
They say that going outside to take a walk or enjoy nature can improve both of these skills naturally. The change of scenery and fresh air help your mind come back to a stable place where the focus is strong and creativity blossoms.
Increase Vitamin D
During the winter months and those shorter days where the sun doesn’t shine nearly enough, most people lose a bit of their Vitamin D level. This is natural but not good for the stability of your mood.
When spending time outside, the sunshine gives you an increase in Vitamin D levels which naturally helps support a positive mood and mindset.
Vitamin D levels need to be regulated to keep your mood stable, getting outside is a natural way to keep your Vitamin D levels on par.
Spending Time Outside Reduces Stress Levels
Have you ever spend some time outside just walking around, relaxing in a chair or camping out and found that you feel super relaxed? Being outside naturally reduces your stress levels.
You aren’t looking at the household clutter, you aren’t thinking about getting work done, the kids are having a blast and you have zero things to worry about.
Spending time outside can quickly reduce your stress levels.
Fights Depression and Anxiety
It’s been shown spending time outside can help reduce depression and anxiety. When you go outside to enjoy a nature walk or to hang out in the backyard there’s something about that fresh air that just soothes your soul.
Many studies have been completed where they show patients pictures of nature, and that alone has proven to fight depression and anxiety, so imagine what happens when you get outside?!
Find Reasons To Get Outside
There you have it a few reasons why spending time outside is good for your health. Not only is getting outside good for your physical health, but it keeps your mental health in check as well.
We weren’t meant to be stuck inside of a house day in and day out. I invite you to get outside today whether it be alone or with your family.
Enjoy some of that fresh air and a lovely change of scenery, it will make you feel better.
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