Twelve reasons to spend time outside

I love to spend time outside but during “shoulder” seasons, as we call them, it becomes a little less attractive. Not enough snow on the trails to ski, water too solid to paddle but not safe enough to ice skate on.  You get the picture. Here’s some added persuasion in case you are spending too much time indoors these days.

  • Walking in nature could improve your short-term memory
  • Being outdoors has a demonstrated de-stressing effect.
  • Spending time outside reduces inflammation.
  • Enjoying the outdoors helps eliminate fatigue.
  • Outdoor experiences may help fight depression and anxiety.
  • Being outside may protect your vision.
  • Spending time outside lowers blood pressure.
  • It could improve your ability to focus.
  • You may perform better on creative tasks after being outside.
  • Outdoor sessions may even help prevent cancer.
  • Forests also might boost your immune system.
  • With all this, it’s not surprising that outdoor time is associated with a lower overall risk of early death.

From this article.

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