Why Should We Be Getting Outdoors?
Posted on February 18, 2014 by Admin
There are plenty of reasons to be in the great outdoors- the fresh air, the beautiful scenes, and the exercise- as well as plenty of benefits. Whether it's a stunning sun-set, bird-song in the morning, or walking on a white sandy beach, we have all seen the wonders of nature.
Believe it or not, nature has a direct effect on our health; we should all be getting out there (so now there's no excuse). Research has found there are several mental and physical benefits to getting some quality time with nature.
The calming effect- time amongst trees has a proven positive effect on us, including reducing stress levels and lowering blood pressure.
Creativity- do you find it hard to work in a crowded urban area? Well, according to a study undertaken in the USA, nature has the opposite effect to the overtaxing multi-tasking of our modern world, and suppresses distractions to help us think creatively and develops our sense of identity.
Walking by the water- water plays a key role in our psychological and emotional well-being, with lots of natural antidepressants found in water-side locations. Walks by lakes, rivers or the sea are recommended for health their benefits.
Benefits for children- the outdoors is great environment for young children; climbing in trees, running around in the fresh air and playing outdoors boosts fitness, aids development, and fuels imagination.
Healthy Aging- as we get older and going outdoors becomes more difficult, the social, psychological, and emotional benefits start to shrink. It has been suggested that there is a link between less time outdoors and the acceleration of dementia. So it is very important to maintain outdoor activity for good quality of life.
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