8 Reasons To Get Outdoors
Monday November 11, 2019
It may be tempting to be a couch potato and Netflix it up on days off, but there are plenty of reasons to explore the great outdoors. Check out some motivational reasons to tear yourself away from the screen:
1. IT’S BEAUTIFUL – TRUST US!
That morning sunrise makes for the most spectacular of walks (or runs!). Take your camera and capture the beauty of a fresh new day. And remember, the early bird catches the worm!
2. GET YOUR BODY MORE VITAMINS
Vitamin D is essential for keeping bones strong and healthy and you can get your fair share by going outside. Just remember to always wear sunscreen in the hotter months.
3. YOU’LL GET MORE ZZZZZZ’S
Fresh air is tiring, so spending time out there will mean that when your head hits the pillow, you are more likely to get a solid eight hours of sleep.
4. YOU’LL BURN MORE CALORIES
If you exercise outside rather than inside, the varied terrain and different weather conditions put more demand on your body. You’ll often use a wider range of muscles and can therefore burn up to five percent more calories.
5. ESCAPE THE DAILY GRIND
Getting out of the office when you’ve been cooped up inside is sure to put a smile on your face. It also gives you much-needed time away from your computer, or the stresses of work.
6. YOU’LL BOOST YOUR MEMORY
Research has shown that spending just an hour outdoors could lead to a boost in short-term memory.
7. FRESH AIR FEELS GOOD
If you’re feeling a little listless, it’s nothing that a good dose of fresh air can’t fix! Making time in your day to go for an outdoor walk has been proven to considerably lift your mood.
8. YOU’LL FEEL LESS STRESSED
When heading outdoors into nothing but open fields, you can’t help but feel less worried about life. Even if you live in a city, just getting away from your desk and taking a stroll can really boost your mindset.
So, head out to the great outdoors!
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