You may not realize the importance of getting time outdoors, but people that don’t spend much time in the great outdoors can have deficiencies and other health issues. Why risk not getting enough natural vitamin D each day, when it’s as easy as spending 15 minutes in the sunshine?
There are many ways to get more outdoor time, but this is about why you want to spend more time outside. Hunters know the benefits of the great outdoors. Now it’s time for everyone else to know!
Fresh air can clear your mind, and your lungs. Of course, if you have outdoor allergies you’ll want to make sure that you take some allergy pills before you get that fresh air. Spending some time outside of the stagnant air of your home can give you more time to think and more time to consider life’s possibilities.
You should also take some time to let fresh air into your home. Sometimes you can’t always make the time for a nature hike or even a walk around the block, so open up all your windows and let some air in your home. It can clear out the cobwebs and the dust.
Fifteen minutes a day in the sunshine will give you all the vitamin D your body needs, from its most natural source. Sure, you can eat foods fortified with vitamin D, or take a supplement, but the sun is free!
A great way to breath in more fresh air is to exercise why you are in the great outdoors. Go for a walk, or a jog, or take a hike in the woods. Play tag with your kids, or your dog, at a local park. There are so many fitness related things you can do in the great outdoors.
No energy for a big workout? You can still spend some time in the outdoors, getting sun and fresh air, doing something more mellow. Try some yoga outdoors!
Nature is beautiful and relaxing. Spend some time in it every chance that you get. Enjoy the relaxing sounds of the birds, watch the critters moving around, and just enjoy the trees and plants. You don’t have to walk, or even exercise, to get the benefits of fresh air.
Just sit outside, go to a park and swing, sit in the grass and read a book, or walk through your own yard looking at nature. This gets you outdoors, away from technology for a few minutes, and lets you open your mind to things other than work and life. Breath in the fresh air, sit down and meditate with the sounds of nature as your music.