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12 benefits of being outdoors in nature

According to Business Insider (April, 2018) there are many science backed health reasons for being outdoors in nature. They include:

- Walking in nature could improve your short-term memory.

- Being outdoors has a demonstrated de-stressing effect.

- Spending time outside reduces inflammation.

- Enjoying the outdoors helps eliminate fatigue.

- Outdoor experiences may help fight depression and anxiety.

- Being outside may protect your vision.

- Spending time outside lowers blood pressure.

- It could improve your ability to focus.

- You may perform better on creative tasks after being outside.

- Outdoor sessions may even help prevent cancer.

- Forests also might boost your immune system.

- Outdoor time is associated with a lower overall risk of early death.

With so many opportunities to take a walk, whether around your neighborhood or in a nearby park, it can be easy to make this a regular part of your self care.

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