If you have been feeling stressed out, sick, and in need of a serious re-boot, going out into nature may just be the answer you are looking for. In fact, studies show that outside exercise can lower blood pressure, fight depression, improve memory, and help with other multiple health conditions. There is nothing better than a nature-based wellness detox retreat to help you feel whole again. By including outside exercise, detox remedies, meditation, and the healing forces of mother nature, you will feel nourished and healed in no time!
So what are the benefits of outside exercise? And how can you ensure that you are doing it properly? We have all the answers for you, keep on reading to learn how moving your body along with the forces of nature will heal you and help you to live a healthier life.
YOUR DAILY DOSE OF VITAMIN D
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that helps to lift your mood, aids in brain function, digestion, prevent memory loss, and more. Foods such as salmon, egg yolks, almonds, and oranges are high in Vitamin D, but if you do not eat those foods, you could be dangerously low.
According to research, 90% of our Vitamin D intake is absorbed through our skin via sunlight. This is why Vitamin D is called “the sunshine vitamin”. The more outside exercise you do, the more Vitamin D you will absorb.
Sure, working out in the gym can help you to release some tension. However, nothing will work as well as using mother nature’s gym. As you move about outdoors, take in the abundance of beauty that surrounds you on every step. Listen to the sounds of nature and pay attention to how much your body starts to relax when you hit the hiking trails instead of the treadmill. There is no Wifi in the forest, but we promise you that you will find a better connection, and that is with yourself.
There is nothing better than a lung-full of fresh, energizing, clean air. Trees are the strongest air purifiers on the planet, they remove pollution from the air, making the air we breathe in, more pure and clean. According to a study by the Journal of Environmental Pollution, the presence of trees saved over 850 lives and prevented 670 000 cases of acute respiratory illnesses. Doing yoga outdoors can have a tremendous impact on your overall lung health because of the focus of deep breathing and connection to yourself.
A BETTER WORKOUT
Working out in a gym can feel repetitive and boring after a while. Gym exercises are mostly in a linear fashion and focus more on image than health, which can cause a toxic body-image mindset. Outside exercise constantly challenges you with different terrains, environment changes, obstacles to step over, steep inclines, declines, and more. Your body will feel more functionally fit than any indoor workout could ever offer you.
There you have it! The simple change of moving to outside exercise will improve your physical, mental, and spiritual health in a profound way. If you are ready to connect with mother nature, detox your mind and body, and live the healthiest life possible, feel free to contact us at any time.