The Joys of Being Outside

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Mother Nature provides us with so much beauty! So why not enjoy what she has given us? There are numerous benefits of spending time outdoors for kids and adults.

Here are just a few:

  • Eases depression
  • Helps improve outlook
  • May improve focus
  • Strengthens your immune system
  • Increases brain function
  • Helps with vitamin D intake
  • Helps us age gracefully
  • Helps with stress reduction
  • Makes us happy

This time of year, if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, it can be hard to get outside. The cold, wind, and snow are not everyone’s favorite. There are of course precautions that one must take when going outside in the cold and snow. Make sure you take them and enjoy your time outside, even in the winter.

Resources and Benefits:
Health News – 5 (Scientific!) Reasons Getting Outside is Good for You
National Wildlife Federation – Health Benefits
Huffington Post Healthy Living – Here’s Proof Going Outside Makes You Healthier
Oprah – Nature’s Touch: 5 Ways to Boost Your Health by Going Outside
University Rochester- Spending Time in Nature Makes People Feel More Alive, Study Shows
The Atlantic – The Health Benefits of Going Outside
Early Childhood News – Take It Outside!
The Wall Street Journal РWhy Winter Is a Great Time to Exercise…Outside

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