How often do you get outdoors and indulge in all that nature has to offer you?
In today’s era of technology, we naturally spend far more time indoors glued to our various gadgets and devices, forgetting that there is a world of wonder just beyond our front doors! Yes, your backyard alone can provide so many mental health benefits!
As long as you are covered up in SPF, armed with your hat and sunnies and guarded with one of our gorgeous, natural deodorants then you are good to go!
In today’s article, we want to encourage you to put your phone down and get outside, because a little fresh air can go a really long way!
Here are some of our top benefits for getting outside more!
Great natural workout
There’s nothing wrong with getting your hands dirty while you get some yard work done. Gardening is a great way to connect with nature as you pull up weeds and clear space for some fresh, new blooms.
It’s also a great way to break a sweat without having to do a boring indoor workout or spend time mindlessly walking on the treadmill while your mind focuses on other things. You’ll also get a natural dose of probiotics!
You’ll help to increase flexibility and strength as you potter the hours away soaking up the sunshine and connecting with nature. The satisfaction you will feel after seeing your beautiful plants thrive is a bonus!
Vitamin D boost
If you want to increase your levels of the sunshine vitamin then spend some more time soaking up the rays!
Most people are actually deficient in Vitamin D, in fact, it’s estimated that up to 40% of Americans do not have adequate levels of this important vitamin, which can lead to some serious health consequences.
Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and for boosting your mood and ensuring you sleep well at night, just be sure you take in the rays safely.
Reduces stress levels
Nothing reduces stress levels quite like putting work aside, including your laptop and phone and spending some quality time in nature, whether that’s in your own backyard, at your favorite park or on a trail where you can take in all the sights and sounds of the outdoors as you enjoy some exercise.
If you don’t believe us, then put it to the test! Even some time on your balcony surrounded by plants and a good book or soothing music will help to melt some of your stress away.
If you are looking to add some house plants that are easy to take care of and will help to purify the air then check out this list! Spider plants are our absolute favorite and super easy to take care of!
We hope we have inspired you to spend more time getting your hands dirty and your soul connected to our beautiful planet. Nature will never disappoint you.
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