Heading out to the Great Outdoors for Better Physical and Mental Health

Nick Davies
Nov 5, 2020 · 3 min read
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Heading out to the Great Outdoors for Better Physical and Mental Health

Gyms are a fantastic backdrop for strength training and bodybuilding, yet research shows that it is vital to take our training sessions into the Great Outdoors as often as we can. Our indoor, sedentary lifestyle and ‘divorce’ from nature, say scientists, are contributing to issues like stress, anxiety, obesity, and other conditions. By exercising or simply going for a walk in natural, green settings, we can help keep our health at an optimal condition and feel more relaxed and uplifted than ever.

Outdoor Exercise Burns More Calories and is More Enjoyable

Studies have shown that participants who were asked to walk on a treadmill and outdoors, had a significantly higher preference for outdoor exercise, reporting that it helped them feel less tired and depressed, and more enthusiastic and happy, than indoor workouts.

The Sun and Vitamin D

The Outdoors Keeps us More Active

Place a volleyball net, soccer goals or other sports facilities in your garden to inspire kids. For something a bit more Zen, use décor features such as outdoor water fountains, colorful banners and wooden decks to help lead children into a state of relaxation through a bit of outdoor yoga or mindfulness meditation!

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Nature Boosts Mental Health

Rather than lament how stressful life can be, try to make time daily for at least half an hour outside. Whether you go for a run, head for a forest to meditate, or simply sit in your garden opening your senses to the sights and sounds of nature, you will reap powerful benefits for many years to come.

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