Get Out! Seriously, Outside Play Reduces Stress!
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|Tue, 05-07-2013 - 3:03pm|
Remember how much fun you had fooling around outside when you were a kid? Your kids should be doing the same thing. Sure, it’s fun but it also has tons of benefits, like lowering stress and boosting immunity. Make outside time a regular thing through organized sports (if your kids like them) or with frequent trips to your neighborhood park or playground. “Plan to do outdoor activities together,” says Jennifer Shu, M.D., medical editor of Healthyliving.org. You can make outdoor play part of fun family traditions, like hikes or even lawn games and hopscotch.
Of course this is geared towards kids, but it stands to reason it would work the same for adults. Do any of you feel better if you're outside? Even if you're by yourself?
I'm totally an indoor person, but I do find if I'm doing yardwork I'm not thinking about other things that stress me.