Physical activity and time outside are two wonderful gifts for your body and mind, they're proven to reduce stress and anxiety, and offer a greater sense of well-being.
Here are 10 ways to boost your energy, mood and state of mind by being outside.
Set aside just 10 minutes - Just 10 minutes of moderate activity outside can significantly benefit your mind and body.
Set yourself up for success - Plan for moments in the day when you have the most energy.
Treat it as a treat - outdoor activity is a well-deserved break in your day.
Give yourself a goal - Just making time for yourself counts as a win.
The outdoors is your playground - Step outside and take in all the possibilities.
Do what feels good - Safely choose an activity you love and embrace the feeling.
Stay mindful - Savor the feeling of being outside, the air on your lips, sun on your skin and ground beneath you.
Notice the benefits - As you return from outside notice if you head is clearer, your focus sharper. Are you less stressed?
Change it up if you need to - Find the right time of day to head outside or team up with a friend to keep each other on track.
Have patience with yourself - According to Mental Health America it takes an average of 66 days for a behavior to become automatic.
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