Getting Lifelong Benefits from Outdoor Activities

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“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

Time spent doing outdoor activities is time well-spent. And if you have not been spending much time outside lately, now is a good time as any to start catching up on all those missed days soaking up the sun, taking a walk, or playing an outdoor sport you enjoy. You might be surprised just how the myriad of recreational activities you can do can lead to lifetime fitness benefits and improve your overall wellbeing.

A natural way to manage weight
Spending time on outdoor physical activities regularly helps you manage your weight naturally. With a wide array of things to do to get active like taking daily walks, going for a run, swimming in the lake, and more will keep you physically fit and could boost your mental and emotional well-being. And the best thing about it is that it costs you next to nothing to reap the benefits that can improve your health.

Calms the mind and body
Outdoor recreational activities are among the best stress relievers you can enjoy for free. They can take your mind away from stressful thoughts and things that may be wearing you down. So the next time you are feeling overwhelmed, allow yourself some time to engage in an exhilarating outdoor activity to refresh your mind and body.