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Reasons To Get Outdoors Now

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 25 September 2018 | Views [50]

Do you ever feel happier after a long walk? Do you get that feeling of accomplishment after finishing a hike? Have you felt the pure exhilaration of reaching the top a mountain? Why is that?

Let's take a look at the benefits of getting outdoors...

It Could Improve Your Physical Health

Humans were designed to use their bodies. Getting outdoors, taking a walk, going for a hike or even feeding the birds all could improve your physical health. Throwing yourself into these types of activities will improve your happiness and healthiness. Connecting with nature helps you cope with everyday situations. We’re all working too hard and getting outdoors can put things into perspective. 30 mins of walking daily could reduce high blood pressure and help you lose a little weight. These factors will benefit the health of your heart.

It Could Reduce Stress Levels

Nature has a calming effect on the mind and soul. This has long been known for years. Human have done some great things since the industrial revolution but have we forgotten the balance nature provides? The amazing aspects of nature could make you feel restored, leading to better performance at work and the time you spend with others. Nature allows us to slow down, be in the moment and reflect on how we are feeling.

Benefits of Sunlight

We know the sun rays can damage our skin but we need a certain amount of sunlight to keep our happiness in check. Sunlights reacts with chemicals in the brain that are thought to increase serotonin levels . There’s a good reason why everyone seems happier in the summer months. We’re full of vitamin D from the sun and our serotonin levels are functioning at a high level.

It Could Improve Your Mental Health

Research has shown us that taking a walk for 90 mins in nature can help relieve the symptoms of depression. Remember , that's a walk in nature, NOT a 90 mins walk around urban areas. Nature really is our friend. Getting out in nature also makes you appreciate what you have at home. Take a long snowy walk and when you're done you'll love a hot bath then watching TV on the comfy sofa after.

You Could Get Smarter

Boys who get outdoors and exercise more are believed to do better at school. Studies show that reading, writing mathematical cognition improves the more a person gets outdoors and exercises.

Gardening

Gardening can trick your brain to reach a meditative state. The relaxing focus of pottering in the garden helps to reduce stress levels and reset the brian. The feeling of purpose from improving your backyard is a rewarding process.

Benefits For Older People

Getting out into nature could improve the wellbeing for older people. It can reduce the feeling of loneliness and improve physical health to ensure longevity.  A 2015 study showed that it improves the balance in older people’s minds which enriches the later stages in life.

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