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How to Improve Your Health By Being Outdoors

By Brandi Goodman 

Your health should always be a top priority. It is far easier to maintain well-being during the warm months of spring and summer than it is when the colder climate arrives. Being outdoors and enjoying the sunshine is a simple way to improve your health and boost your wellness without much effort.

Boosting Your Mood

Boost your mood quickly by stepping outside and feeling the warm sun on your face and a breeze against your cheek. Basking in the sunlight can improve your mood drastically since the Vitamin D levels provided by it helps to enhance levels of serotonin that make you feel good. People tend to feel lighter, freer, and more at peace when they're outside in nature compared to inside. 

Enhancing Your Sleep

Staying outside during the day and exposing yourself to sunlight can help to keep your natural circadian rhythm in tact. It is important that you experience adequate light during the day and have darkness at night when it's time to wind down for bed. This will ensure your body's rhythm continues to operate efficiently and you can fall asleep when it's time instead of being kept awake by unnatural light from devices. You should experience a better night's rest with a day in the sun compared to a day spent inside.

Increasing Your Level of Physical Activity

Physical activity tends to be more limited during the winter months. Once warm weather is here to stay, people spend much more time enjoying fun activities outdoors. This may mean biking, walking, playing a sport, going for a hike, gardening, and much more. Each of these activities helps to boost your level of fitness and give you the daily exercise you need. 

Reducing Stress

High levels of stress can impact your health. The more stressed you feel regularly the more likely you are to experience poor sleeping habits, illness, and tension within the body. Spend some time outdoors and you'll notice a reduction in your stress levels. This will help to prevent sickness and keep your sleep on track while also helping you to avoid unnecessary pain caused from the tension of stress. 

Being outdoors can help your health tremendously. Spend more time outside and you'll experience a boost in mood, enhanced sleep, increased level of physical activity, reduced stress, and overall improved well-being. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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