We can’t lie, we’re super excited to be welcoming in spring, cosy nights in are great and all but it’s about time we all started getting outside! For the next couple of months we’ll be looking at mindfulness and ways to keep as calm and happy as can be. Lets face it, life can be stressful sometimes.
Spending time in nature, or even just in the open air, can have a whole range of benefits both mental and physical. This month we’ve rounded up 5 reasons to try and spend more time outside.
For most of us, our Vitamin D level will likely be lacking, particularly after a long dark winter! Getting outside in daylight is a great way to boost these levels, which have been found to have an impact on our mood.
More time outside = more Vitamin D = a happier you!
Being outside is a great reason to leave your phone at home, or at least tucked away in your pocket. Just an hour of walking, without looking at your screen, can take away the feeling of constantly juggling and give your mind time to relax. And breathe.
We all know that feeling where we’re trying our hardest to crack the same problem for over an hour with no luck…
Stepping outside and spending time in nature has been found to improve your ability to focus. If you’re working, why not take a break outside? Or if you’ve had a busy week, head to the nearest park or open space so that you’re ready to hit Monday with a clear head.
Winter can often bring out feelings of the blues, particularly for those who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Spending time in daylight has been found to be the best treatment for this. As the days are getting longer the opportunities to get outside are ever increasing!
We are certainly encouraged to go outside when we look at this beautiful picture from our friends Alex & Florence @planet_pixels
Last but not least, the act of getting outside is likely to involve some kind of physical activity. Whether it is a walk, run or bike ride you’ll be burning extra calories and should to feel fitter and healthier. What’s not to love about that?
Now if that’s still not enough to get you going, check out the National Trust site for their Top Spring Nature Walks.
Go on – get going 😉
Team B.fresh x
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