If you enjoy camping, you’re probably a fan of the great outdoors. It’s much easier to get outside in the summer with the nice weather. Spending time outside in the winter, however, also has numerous health benefits. It’s you may have never considered the additional benefits of spending time outside. Here are a few good reasons to bundle up and get outside.
Reduce Stress – Walking in nature or simply looking at trees can help to reduce stress. This is amplified if you leave your phone at home and disconnect from technology.
Improve Your Mood – Being in nature makes us happy. Anxiety, depression, and anger are all decreased after spending time outside.
It’s Good For Your Vision – Frankly, any time not spent looking at a screen is likely better for your vision. That being said, researchers have found that children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to develop nearsightedness.
Help Heal Quicker – Researchers discovered that patients who spent time outside required fewer painkillers and had shorter hospital stays. They believe this is due to less stress as well as natural sunlight.
Support Graceful Ageing — According to a study published in the Journal of Aging and Health, adults over the age of 70 who spent time outside had fewer sleep problems, complained less about aches and pains, and had better mobility and ability to perform daily activities.
Improve Focus – When adults and children are out in nature, they can often concentrate better. It allows our brains to relax after being exposed to a high stimulation level indoors.
It Feels Easier To Exercise – Simply being surrounded by nature has been shown to have exercisers feel less exertion even when producing the same physical output.
Promote Better Sleep – There’s a reason you’ve had your best sleep ever after a long day outside. Outdoor activity during the day helps align your body to natural light rhythms. This aids in regulating melatonin, which is responsible for the sleepy feeling you experience in the evenings.
Boost Your Energy – If you’re feeling sluggish in the afternoon, go for a brisk walk instead of a cup of coffee. The fresh air will help you refocus.
Enhance Your Creativity – Looking to really escape and find your creative juices? Psychologists found that backpackers scored 50 percent higher on creativity tests after spending a few days in the wild without electronics.
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