Mobility and getting outside for better health

Getting outside is important for keeping one’s health. Many studies have demonstrated the numerous advantages of being in nature for our physical and mental health. It’s time to concentrate on including outdoor time in our everyday routines during March for Mobility Month in order to enhance our general health and wellbeing.

By lowering our bodies’ levels of the stress hormone cortisol, being in nature has been found to lessen stress and anxiety. In fact, according to a research in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, spending only 20 minutes in nature can have the same calming effects as taking an anti-anxiety medication.


The University of Essex conducted a study that revealed additional benefits of walking in green areas for mood and self-esteem. Interestingly, it can also enhance cognitive abilities like memory and attention.

Adding some exercise to your time outdoors can also have a lot of positive effects on your health. Exercise outside has been demonstrated to be more helpful than exercise indoors at lowering anxiety and depression. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that exposure to natural light has a crucial role in regulating our circadian rhythm, which is necessary for restful sleep and good health in general.

It is obvious that spending time in nature is essential for healthy health. Outdoor exercise can help with headaches, neck pain, and back pain by enhancing posture, boosting flexibility, easing tension in the neck and back, and lowering stress levels. Naturally, visiting a chiropractor also has benefits.

So spend some time outside and you’ll be on your way to living a better, happier life.

Sources:

Rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation are decreased by exposure to nature, according to Environmental Science & Technology.

Green exercise in the UK, according to University of Essex.

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