Three Benefits of Getting Outdoors

A nice run in the spring and summer sun, a walk through a wood in autumn, playing in the snow in winter... Whatever the weather, getting outdoors in the fresh air is a positive thing to do that aids our overall wellbeing. Maybe you’re already an outdoorsy type of person, or perhaps you’re not but would like to be. Either way, there are huge benefits to spending time outdoors and here are the top three: 

  • Being outdoors provides you with time to disconnect from life. Getting outside to do some kind of activity or even just to relax gives you time to switch off mentally. This in turn can help to reduce feelings of stress or anxiety. Being outdoors is good for a healthy mind.

  • Getting outdoors helps your creative side. Research has shown that being outdoors, even for something simple like a walk, can help to get your creative juices flowing. So if you’re struggling for new ideas or wondering how to solve a problem, put your shoes on and go for a walk. Being outside surrounded by nature is inspiring.

  • You’ll get a top up of Vitamin D. That big yellow ball in the sky is one of the best natural sources of Vitamin D. Getting a top up of it will help maintain the health of your bones and being out in the sunshine is simply nice anyway.

Whether the sun is shining or not, it’s clear that being outdoors has multiple benefits. Give it a go and see how your wellbeing improves.