4 Scientifically-Proven Reasons To Convince You to Go Outside More This 2018
- Reduce Stress
If you’re constantly feeling pressured or stressed, the solution is simple: GO OUTSIDE.
Studies have shown that when we’re outside, our bodies generally produce less pro-inflammatory cytokines. Not just that, but even a simple stroll in the park for 15 minutes can boost your serotonin levels (these are the neurotransmitters that make you feel good)! In simpler words, when you get in touch with nature, you will be happier, you’ll be less stressed and you’ll have a healthier state of mind!
2. Improve Mental Health
According to studies by the University of Michigan, spending time outdoors is strongly linked to lower depression and stress levels.
Grab your gears and plan that next nature trip with your barkada! Or you can also try routinely walking around a nearby park!
3. Going Outdoors May Increase Your Life Span
A study on Japanese senior citizens showed that living near nature, or even green walkable spaces, may be associated to lower probability of dying. Run to the nearest park and try to make it a habit to walk at least 5 minutes a day! And you’ll be dancing like these grannies when you’re 80!
4. Helps You Focus
A test on kids with ADHD showed that they were able to perform better and concentrate more after a 20-minute walk in greenery, rather than those who walked in urban setting. You are more likely to focus and concentrate after being out in nature!
What are you waiting for? Go outside and #OwnTheWeekend!