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Benefits of Spending Time Outside

By Lexi Herrin

Whether you believe it or not, one of the best things that you can do to improve your health is to spend more time outside. There are several benefits to spending time outside. Some of them include increases in Vitamin D levels, faster healing, more exercise, a happier lifestyle, and an improvement in concentration. Spending time outside can improve your health in several ways and can help you to live a happier life. 

Vitamin D Levels Rising and Healing Faster

Spending time outside can help to raise your Vitamin D levels and can help you heal faster. Sunlight helps the creation of Vitamin D within the body. Vitamin D has been known to help prevent osteoporosis, cancer, depression, and heart attacks. Because of this, limited sun exposure while going outside is recommended and can improve your health. It also can help you heal faster. There was a study in which people recovering from spinal surgery felt less pain, stress, and they took fewer medications when they were exposed to natural light. 

More Exercise and Happier Lifestyle 

Going outside more can also help you get more exercise as well as help you lead a happier lifestyle. Light helps with people's moods. Being outside also increases your chance of being active, which also helps to improve your mood. Sunlight and exercise also help out a lot when it comes to depression and anxiety. By making time to go outside, you are already cutting the time when you could be sitting on the couch watching TV, the exercise you will do while being outside can also improve your mood and can also lead to a happier lifestyle.

Improvement in Concentration

There have been studies that show that going outside helps children with ADHD concentrate better. Although there aren't many studies that show much about how that may affect adults, it certainly is worth a shot if you are struggling to focus. Maybe next time you just can't concentrate on the task at hand you should try going outside and see if it helps.

If you are looking for more ways to improve your health, like spending time outside, find out more from your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. They've got walk-in visits, extended hours, and affordable prices without the hassle of insurance. If you are concerned about your family's health, find out more at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Goodlettsville, Tenn.

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