Do you love going outdoors?
Super. Smashing. Great.
Did you know that by venturing out of the front door, we can get ourselves a number of positive benefits?
Here are three:-
1. Time to disconnect
Going outdoors to do some sort of activity gives us time to relax and take a mental break, which can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
Definitely good for our mental health then.
2. Helps our creative side
Struggling for new ideas or how to solve something, research shows that getting outdoors for something as a walk can help get our creative juices flowing.
Being outside with nature has always had the power to inspire. Would you agree?
3. Top up on vitamin D
We all need Vitamin D to help maintain healthy bones.
By going outdoors, we have the brilliant opportunity to top up on one of the best natural sources of Vitamin D; direct sunlight.
Don’t forget your sunscreen though if you going to be outside for a long time.
What do you think? Do you have any other benefits of being outdoors that you’d like to share with us in the comments below
This post was originally published on April 4th, 2014. It has been updated