Summer is here and we are all excited to get outside for the refreshing ocean breeze, sweet ice cream, and tasty burgers. However, there is more to experience the outdoors than just barbecues and beaches. Research has shown that having a great time outdoors can actually make you healthier. Whether you spend time in your backyard, camping, biking or escaping into the woods, both your body and brain will thank you. Here are some ways the outdoors can make you healthier.
Benefits of spending time outdoors
- Improves Mental Health
Whether you decide to take a stroll during your lunch break or simply relax in your backyard, spending some time outside has been proven to provide some positive mental health benefits. A recent study conducted by the University of Michigan shows that spending some time outside is strongly linked to lowered levels of stress and depression. So the next time you are feeling down or gloomy, go outside and get some fresh air instead of staying cooped up indoors.
- Strengthens Immunity
According to a study by Nippon Medical School in Japan, people who spent at least three hours outside every day experienced an increase in their level of immunity. Specifically, the white blood cells that help fight diseases and viruses are multiplied. Older patients who spent some time outside also experienced less pain.
- Improves Quality of Sleep
Poor sleep patterns can result from a myriad of issues like insomnia, but these patterns are generally regulated by something known as the circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms are naturally linked to the sun’s schedule, so routine exposure to sunlight will help correct this pattern.
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