Summer is still in full swing, and this time of year provides the most opportunities for everyone to get outside and enjoy nature. I hope everyone can take advantage of that this summer, because getting outside and spending time with nature has real measurable health benefits for your mind and body.
How getting outside helps your body
Increased exercise benefits
Being in a natural environment increases the amount of benefits we get from exercise. Being in a natural environment helps you feel more at ease and more motivated. This can lead to a much better workout compared to being inside or in a city environment. If you’re able to spend time in a place with a high elevation, being exposed to the mountains can also help with weight loss.
Nature also has a positive effect on blood pressure. Studies show that taking a walk-in nature versus a walk through the city lowers blood pressure.