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Head Outdoors for Some Amazing Benefits!

By Donna Stark

It's so obvious, it's so simple, and it's so very beneficial, yet so many people forget to take the time to do it, and that's unfortunate because being out in nature really is good for you! From the warm sun at the beach to the cool breeze in the mountains, getting outside to enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer is vital to your overall health and wellness, but you already knew that didn't you? So why don't you head outdoors more often then? You've already got the time and when you add that with the benefits below, there is no reason for you to stay cooped up indoors. Take a look.

Physical Health

The more time you spend outside, the more likely you are to be physically active, and the more physically active you are, the healthier you will become. By walking, running, gardening, or shooting hoops with your kids, you can easily get back on the path to good health. Some of the benefits you can look forward to by spending time outdoors are weight loss, increased energy, improved sleep, and stronger immunity.

Mental Health

Have you ever had the desire to escape from the "real world" and found yourself heading out the door with a jacket in your hand? Or has a brisk walk ever reinvigorated your creativity and focus while on the job? Spending time outdoors is an easy and all-natural way to reduce the negative effects that often come with stress, anxiety, and depression, and it's the perfect way to jump-start those creative juices at work and while also calming down those unpredictable mood swings you have been exhibiting.

Get Outside

Fortunately, you don't need to spend your entire day outside to reap all of the amazing benefits that Mother Nature provides. Just look for all of the opportunities when you can. Here are some quick and simple ideas.

  • Take your phone calls outdoors
  • Enjoy your morning coffee while on a walk
  • Move your workouts to your backyard
  • Take your kids to the park
  • Walk your dog around the neighborhood
  • Plant some flowers or a vegetable garden
  • Turn your lunch dates into picnic dates

Don't Ignore the Obvious

Spending more time outdoors is a great way to improve your overall health and wellness as well as that of your loved ones, so grab your friends and family and try to get outside as much as you can! You will be so glad you did!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sunset Hills, Mo.

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