Go Ahead and Get Some Sun!
By Donna Stark
How many hours do you work each day? More than eight? And do you work inside? If so, by the time you get ready in the morning, commute to work, drive your children to their activities, and cook your meals, there is probably little to no sunlight left for you to enjoy, is there? And sadly, you aren't alone. In today's world, most of us aren't getting the amount of natural light we need, but it doesn't have to be like that. Take a look at some simple suggestions that are sure to bring the motivation you need to venture outdoors more than what you are doing now.
Sure, the gym and your home are nice, but they have limited room and the lack of fresh air can be stifling, so why don't you take your workouts outdoors? Daily exercise has countless benefits to your overall health and wellness, but it's especially so when you factor in some extra sunshine. With an endless supply of workouts to choose from, you won't have any problem finding what you like, and you will never have to worry about the hot, stuffy indoor air. Even with the most taxing workouts, Mother Nature will have your back!
Are you tired of sitting in your windowless cubicle at work or studying at those cold, long tables in the library? If so, pack your things and find a quiet spot outside! Head to your local park, grab a quiet table on the patio of a coffee shop, or simply slide the seat in your car back a bit and open all the doors. It doesn't matter where you are, the magic of the outdoors is easy to find, and the best part is that your creativity, focus, and attention will be heightened!
You may think it will take a team of horses to get your loved ones off their video games and away from the TV, but really, all it takes is some fun adventures outdoors. Whether you plan a weekend camping trip or just challenge your kids to a spontaneous game of basketball, it won't take long for them to completely forget about their indoor obsessions. Just be sure to get everyone engaged! You don't want to leave anyone behind.
Get Your Sun!
Getting the natural light your body craves is easy with the simple suggestions above, but if you need more ideas on how to do so, don't hesitate to ask your friends, family, and coworkers. More than likely, they will love to share what they do, and you may even end the discussion with a planned get-together.
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