Now more than ever, it’s important to spend time outdoors. Trading in screen time for outdoor activities like gardening, hiking, walking, biking, or reading under a tree can lead to increased energy and even put you in a better mood.
Here are just a few of the benefits of spending time outdoors.
1. A chance to unplug.
Getting outdoors and spending time in nature is an easy way to become less “gadget-dependent.” Use your time in nature to unplug and keep simple. Visit a nearby park, walk around your neighborhood, or turn your lunch hour an outdoor picnic.
2. No additional expenses.
One of the greatest things about spending time in nature is that it’s free. There are so many activities you can do outside that don’t incur any additional expenses. For example, when was the last time you took the bike out for a spin? Or explored a trail that’s close to your home?
3. Improved mood.
Sunlight is essential for Vitamin D production, which plays a significant role in your mood. Vitamin D deficiency is becoming more common as many people tend to spend more time inside. By spending time outside, you’re able to soak up some much-needed Vitamin D.
4. Easy access.
Regardless of where you live, nature is everywhere! There are so many different ways to get outdoors – like sitting on your front porch and reading a book or walking to the park down the street. The easy accessibility makes it so much easier to fit in even just a few moments outside.
Next time you have some extra time in your day, head outside. And better yet, take your family with you. Just don’t forget your water and some sunscreen.
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