Summertime is in full swing and we are loving spending as much time outdoors as we possibly can! From the beach to the mountains, there are so many amazing things we can do in the great outdoors during this time of the year. Not only does being outside make us happy, it makes us healthy! Here we’ve got seven ways how being outside makes you healthier…AS IF we needed more reasons to get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather! ￼
1.Excercise made easy
When we think outdoors, we think, feel, and see green! Green is one of the most prevalent colors in nature and we’re sure glad it is. Researchers at the University of Essex conducted a study where they placed cyclists in front of green, gray, and red images. When exercising in front of the green images, the subjects reported that they felt lower energy exertion and less mood disturbances. Not only this, but other research shows that people who exercise outside are more eager for future workouts. Who wouldn’t want to spend more time outdoors? ￼
2. Weight loss kickstart
We all know that being active can result in weight loss, but being active outdoors can give you head start on losing those pounds! Whether you are trekking through the trails, skiing down a pass, or enjoying the view from a mountain top, spending time at high altitudes can help you shed some weight. Higher heights can speed up your metabolism while at the same time lessening your hunger cravings. We’re off to plan our next trip to the mountains!
3. Blue sky = Brain Power
Researchers are finding that not only does being outside help your physical self, it also helps your mental self! First of all, the great outdoors boosts your concentration levels. A study was conducted comparing children with ADHD who played indoors and outdoors. Those children who spent time in green, outdoor spaces reported fewer ADHD symptoms, even when they were doing the exact same activity as their indoor counterparts #muscle #healthyliving #goals #natural #eatclean #organic #cardio #wellbeing #sport #healthylife #mentalhealth #selfcare #bhfyp #strength #instafit #happy #medicine #fitnessaddict #crossfit #skincare #inspiration #personaltrainer #selflove #like #follo