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5 reasons getting outside everyday is beneficial

Busy or not, take advantage of the beauty and serenity the outdoors has to offer you.
Mayra Bitsko, FamilyShare Modified: July 18, 2014 at 5:18 am •  Published: July 20, 2014
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Your busy schedule may rule out doing much outdoors. You’re constantly on the go. You do want to spend more time doing outdoor activities, but you feel it’s impossible. Well, you have the inner power to make the impossible possible. The same way you dedicate time to other important things in your life, you should devote time solely to the outdoors. Choose the best time in your day to enjoy some relaxing fun outside. And if you don’t want to spend the time by yourself, bring the family along.

I’ve never had trouble appreciating the outdoors. Since I can remember, my mother used to take my sister and I out for walks every day from a few minutes to a couple of hours. Sometimes just sitting on a bench in the park watching kids play games was relaxing. And as we ventured around, we learned new things about our town. My niece and nephew picked up on our old habit.

Sometimes getting up early on your day off is a struggle. Your plans consist of waking up late, and sitting on the couch watching shows previously recorded. You have no intention of leaving the house. Though there’s nothing wrong with doing that, going outside — even for a quick walk around the block — is beneficial. Here’s why:

  • Health. Moderate exposure to the sun is healthy since it provides a significant amount of Vitamin D. According to WebMed.com, Vitamin D “absorbs and promotes bone growth.” Keep in mind excessive amount of exposure to the sun can cause skin damage.

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