Dr. Bonnie Verhunce
How Connecting with Nature Can Improve Your Health - 1/7/2022
If you are looking for a way to improve your overall health, you may want to consider spending more time with nature. Today, we are surrounded by technology. With phones, computers, and tablets constantly around us, it is easy to overlook the importance of the environment. If you want to look and feel your best every day, then you need to spend more time outside. Whether you simply go for a walk in the woods or go for a swim in the lake, there are lots of benefits that come with spending more time in nature. Here are a few points you should keep in mind.
Experience a Change of Pace
If you have been feeling a bit sluggish or stressed out, you may be spending too much time indoors in front of computer screens. How much time have you spent outside lately? As people, we have a deep connection with the world around us. If we do not nurture the bond we have with nature, we may feel drained of energy.
If you feel like you are having trouble getting through the day, you need to spend more time outside. Take an extra-long look at the colors on the trees, spend time listening to the water, or even feel the breeze of the wind. A simple change of pace can be exhilarating, giving you the energy, you need to make it through the day.
Improve Your Mental Health
Spending time outdoors can-do wonders for your mental health. For example, if you are feeling down, try to focus on green spaces. A simple stroll in local wooded parks or green spaces can help you combat the winter blues and sense of depression.
If you are feeling anxious, you may want to check out the hiking trails that are in your local area. This is a great way for you to exert some energy. That way, you can stop dwelling on the problems that are circulating through your head, helping you calm your mind and focus on your priorities.
Focus on Your Physical Health
Finally, spending time outside can also do wonders for your physical health as well. There are a lot of muscles that you probably do not exercise regularly.
You may spend a lot of time sitting in an office chair staring at a computer screen. However, to maintain health you need to give your muscles a workout from time to time. Even going for a simple walk around the block can do exactly that.
These are just a few of the many benefits that come with spending more time in nature. If you want to feel your best every day, it’s important to take a well-rounded approach to your overall health.