Benefits of spending more time outside
10 April, 2018
With the busy lives, we lead nowadays, we get to spend far less time outdoors than what we are designed to. In fact, there are hundreds or even thousands of people out there who spend more than ten hours being cooped up in an office building five or even six days per week, and on the one they’re free, they spend all their time in bed because they are exhausted.
Needless to say, this kind of lifestyle is anything but healthy. Unfortunately, there are no practical methods of changing the way we live now because everyone has to pay their bills, make sure that they have some savings for emergencies, and put food on the table every day. But there are some things that we can change at least on a weekly basis.
We made a list of several benefits you’ll get from spending more time outdoors. Check them out below.
More vitamin D
Many resources suggest that sun exposure will help your body synthesize vitamin D all on its own. Instead of you having to buy and take pills every day, you might do with a little time spent in the sun. Nevertheless, you need to make sure that you do not overdo it as the skin cancer incidence is on the rise and doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon.
Whether you go hiking or camping, you need to make sure that you use sunscreen, an appropriate hat, and pretty much anything that can save you from the dangers of sunburns or sunstrokes.
Happiness and exercise
In the unlikely event that you will be able to drive to your destination and not set foot on the ground ever, you’re very likely to do some exercise when you go out. Grab a cool pair of shoes for boxing and challenge one of your friends. You wouldn’t believe what a relaxed boxing or sparring session can do for you, especially if it takes place in the woods, where the air is fresh and clean.
Exercise make you happy because while you do it, your body releases endorphins. You’ll feel lighter, and you’ll finally be able to get rid of the stress that has been hanging over your head from work or any issue you might have at home.
All of your problems will seem to have come up with solutions on their own, when in fact, it is you that will be capable of coming up with ways of solving them if you are relaxed enough.
Indoor air pollution
If you’ve never heard about this topic, we’ll let you know in a couple of words what it’s about. Apparently, the California Air Resources Board has estimated that there are air pollutant levels inside any regular person’s home that are higher by up to 60% than those outdoors. And that’s true even if you live in a crowded city.
There are toxic chemicals like formaldehyde and flame retardants in your building materials, furnishings, as well as office products and any household items.