Now that it’s summer, it’s the perfect time to head outside and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air. Here are some of the many benefits of enjoying the outdoors!
Enjoying the fresh air is great for both your physical and emotional health. It can help clear your lungs, it can help you feel more energetic, and it can even support your immune health. Whether it’s a hike in the mountains or a few minutes relaxing in your backyard, the fresh air will do you good!
Spending some time in the sunshine and fresh air is a great way to relax and relieve some stress. It will take you out of your usual environment and give you a chance to step back from stressors so you can come back with a fresh perspective. It can even help reduce mental fatigue! Even a quick walk outdoors can help reduce stress, so take a break every once in a while and enjoy being outside.
Vitamin D is unique in that by spending some time outside in the sunlight, your body can produce it itself. That’s a great reason to head outside and soak up a few rays! This isn’t an excuse to go out and get completely sunburned, of course. There’s a big difference between spending a few minutes enjoying the sunshine and spending a couple of hours subjecting your unprotected skin to its rays. After a few minutes in the sun, put on some sunscreen so you don’t cause damage to your skin.
Most outdoor activities involve at least some physical activity, which is an important part of your health. Need some ideas of what to do outside? We have you covered! Here are a few of our favorites:
Anything that gets you outside and enjoying the warm weather is a good activity in our eyes, so don’t be afraid to get creative!
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