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Get Outside!

Nowadays, everything is virtual. From school to family gatherings, we spend much of our day in front of a screen, but there is no getting around it. Do you ever feel groggy and tired even though you barely got through half the day? That’s why making an effort to get outside is so crucial for our wellbeing. We can make some time for ourselves by stepping away from the screen. You heard me. Here is your reminder to get outside, enjoy all that nature has to offer, and bathe yourself in the refreshing air. In my opinion, being outside is the best outlet. Initially, it may take discipline to force yourself to go out, but the benefits that you receive afterwards definitely makes it worth it.

Here are a few benefits from being outside.

  • Boost of energy

    • Instead of scrambling for caffeine, spend some time outdoors to improve your energy levels.

  • Improved immune system

    • Airborne chemicals produced by plants called phytoncides increase white blood cells which fight off infections and diseases.

  • Vitamin D

    • 90% of our dosage of vitamin D comes from the sun.

    • Vitamin D helps with calcium absorption, prevents osteoporosis, reduces inflammation, and has so many other benefits.

  • Lowered blood pressure and reduced stress

    • Being in calm surroundings lowers blood pressure and reduces the stress-related hormones cortisol and adrenaline.

  • Quicker healing

    • Patients who spent more time outdoors required less painkillers and had less complications.

  • Fewer sleep difficulties, increased mobility, and less aches and pains

These benefits sound great, don’t they? If you are currently reading this, make a commitment to spend at least 10 minutes outside today. You don’t have to do anything high intensity. Just sitting outside is enough!

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