Fall is here, y’all! The the leaves are a kaleidoscope of colors, and the weather is just right for stroll through the park. Plus, there’s something about being outdoors in nature that gives us a sense of calm, clears our mind, and promotes happiness. What is it about getting fresh air in the great outdoors that revitalizes us? Turns out, there are scientific reasons our bodies respond this way.
Getting fresh air means spending time in the sun and soaking up the rays. When bare skin is exposed to sunshine, it promotes the production of vitamin D, which disperses throughout the body. Vitamin D is vital to regulating calcium and maintaining phosphorus levels in the blood. This is important for keeping your bones healthy and strong. It will also reduce the risk of osteoporosis and cancer.
Fresh air helps you disconnect from stress
Busy days at work fill the brain with all the tasks that need to get done and the pressure from the expectations of your boss, as well as the ones you have for yourself. These stresses fill the brain to the limit and unplugging from this is essential for mental and physical health.
Spending time in nature and breathing in fresh air clears the mind and allows the body to relax. You can focus on one thing – the beauty of nature and the fun of taking a walk or riding a bike. What a great escape from a multitasking life!
In fact, getting fresh air will help your work life because it helps concentration. One study proved that kids with ADHD showed better concentration after 20 minutes in the park. Better focus means more efficient and better-quality work. So next time you go on lunch break, take some time to walk around outside. You might find your ability to focus is much easier.
Get more exercise
Enjoying fresh air in nature and exercise go hand in hand. Outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, swimming, kayaking, or jogging will burn calories, increase endorphins, and improve your overall well-being. Enjoy all the benefits of exercising while getting fresh air. Some benefits include weight control, decrease risk of major health conditions, improved mood, and increased energy. Plus, a healthy amount of exercise will boost your immune system and help you fight illness faster.
Go on, get outside and get healthy!
Nature is calling! Answer the call and start your journey of a healthier, less stressful life by soaking up the sun and enjoying the presence of nature. Stress will melt away, and exercise will revitalize your health.