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3 Reasons You Need to Get Outdoors

By Virginia Laird

After being trapped inside throughout the winter months, spring is a welcomed guest. As the weather begins to warm, many will begin spending more time outdoors soaking up the sun, warmth, and all the activities that accompany it. Health and wellness experts suggest that there are many health benefits which come with spending time outdoors. A few reasons why you should start getting outside right away include:

  • Spending time outside can reduce stress
  • Outdoor life is an active life
  • Fresh air is great for your immune system

Spending Time Outside Can Reduce Stress

There is a great deal of research to suggest that spending time outdoors can release stress.  Health and wellness experts admit that the connection with nature can help clear the mind, release tension, provide exercise, and help manage stress levels. Many professionals admit that as you get outside it can be easy to get lost in things you enjoy and leave the cares of the world behind. These same experts suggest that when you get outdoors, it is best to leave your phone and other devices inside the house where possible. This helps you leave the stress and troubles that may be enhanced by these devices.

Outdoor Life is an Active Life

Historically, those who spend a great deal of time outdoors tend to have a slightly more active life. If you are one who loves the outdoors, you may love to camp, bicycle, or do other things with your family. Spending time outdoors a great way to get exercise. As you approach the spring season and plan your outdoor life, be sure to include some of these things that can provide exercise to everyone in your family. Research suggests exercise can help create a happy and healthy bond with family members. Start making it a priority for your family today.

Fresh Air is Great For Your Immune System

Health and wellness experts suggest that getting outside in the fresh air is fantastic for the immune system. Research suggests that fresh oxygen can stimulate white blood cells, making them slightly more healthy. This allows them to be more effective at fighting off illness. Make sure you begin to spend more time outdoors as the spring weather makes its appearance.

Now is the time to begin to plan for time outdoors as the weather warms up. Doing so can have a positive impact on your health.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

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