3 Ways Being Outdoors Improves Your Health

What if we told you that simply spending time outdoors can help keep you healthy?! Several experts say that getting some fresh air offers tremendous health benefits.

We explain some here, so keep reading; there may be some benefits that surprise you!

Stronger Immune System

Being outside can improve your body's immunity in several ways. For example, you may know that our bodies need sunlight to produce Vitamin D, but do you know why? Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorous, which strengthens your body and bones. Also, some plants rid the air of pollutants and emit both cleaner air and substances that can boost your ability to fight off infections and viruses.

Reduced Health Issues

While a robust immune system reduces many health risks, being outside specifically has been found to potentially decrease the likelihood of suffering from osteoporosis and dementia. Depression can also be improved by catching some rays. This is why winter can produce Seasonal Affective Disorder in some people due to a lack of sunlight.

Emotional Benefits

Next time you're feeling down, go outside! Experts say that being outside can improve your mood, give you an energy boost and enhance your sleep by resetting your internal clock! Not only that, but "getting some fresh air" often helps people think clearer and work more productively. Of course, none of these things make a difference just by you spending a week of your summer vacation lakeside. Try to spend a little time every day in the great outdoors!

Does all this sound like another thing to add to your to-do list? Wish it was a bit more convenient? Well, imagine how easy it would be to enjoy the outdoors right outside your back door! That's what Alderwood Landscaping specializes in, so give us a call. We can help create the outdoor space you'll be more than willing to spend hours in--and thus greatly benefit your health!

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