13 Remarkable Health Benefits of Getting Outdoors

Posted February 19, 2020 at 9:01 am by

Today we have a guest post from TripOutside.com on the Ben­e­fits of Get­ting Out­doors

By Julie Singh

If you’re a self-pro­fessed home­body, you could seri­ous­ly ben­e­fit from a change of scenery. Spend­ing time in nature could improve your phys­i­cal and men­tal health, ward off ill­ness, and actu­al­ly make you happier!

As the Father of West­ern Med­i­cine, Hip­pocrates, once said, “Nature itself is the best physi­cian.” If you’re curi­ous about the health ben­e­fits you can reap from being out­side, read on! Below, we cov­er 13 rea­sons to soak up every­thing nature has to offer. Read on for the best ben­e­fits of get­ting outdoors.

Photo by Toomas Tartes

1. Being in Nature Boosts Life Satisfaction

If you’ve been feel­ing blue, vis­it some­where green! A recent study found that men and women who spent just 20 min­utes in a park set­ting report­ed a 64% hike in life sat­is­fac­tion. (hike- HA, see what we did there?)

The best news? Par­tic­i­pants’ sat­is­fac­tion lev­els had noth­ing to do with phys­i­cal activ­i­ty! Sim­ply vis­it­ing the park boost­ed well-being. Of course, move­ment adds a pletho­ra of addi­tion­al health ben­e­fits

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