Article by Daniel Browne 06.04.16
April has arrived, which means we’re now well into spring and the weather is getting warmer. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about going outdoors more and exploring the world.
I’m a pretty outdoorsy type. I love long dog walks, exploring the countryside and being with nature. Maybe you are two. Or perhaps you’re not. Either way, there are huge benefits to spending time outdoors and here are my top three.
1. Being outdoors provides you with time to disconnect from life. Getting outside to do some kind of activity or even just to relax gives you time to switch off mentally. This in turn can help to reduce feelings of stress or anxiety. Being outdoors is good for a healthy mind.
2. Getting outdoors helps your creative side. Research has shown that being outdoors, even for something simple like a walk, can help to get your creative juices flowing. So if you’re struggling for new ideas or wondering how to solve a problem, put your shoes on and go for a walk. Being outside surrounded by nature is inspiring.
3. You’ll get a top up of Vitamin D. That big yellow ball in the sky is one of the best natural sources of Vitamin D. Getting a top up of it will help maintain the health of your bones, and being out in the sunshine is simply nice anyway. Just remember to use sun cream.
Daniel Browne is a hypnotherapist and wellbeing expert with practices in Warwick and Evesham. Please visit http://www.daniel-browne.co.uk to discover more about his work.