Spending time outdoors is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Enjoy fresh air and sunshine with these 5 Easy Ways to Make Time for Getting Outside.
With how dark and gray this winter has been so far, you may be feeling trapped at this point. Cabin fever is probably taking over big time! If you are anything like me, you are dying to get out and get into some sunshine! While it seems like you can't wait to get outside at this point in the season, it can still be hard to actually do it; even when the weather is ideal. If you struggle to make enough time to get out from behind the four walls of your home or office, here are 5 Easy Ways to Make Time for Getting Outside so you can soak up that Vitamin D.
5 Easy Ways to Make Time for Getting Outside
Don't drive if you have a short distance to go. If you can, try to walk where you need to go or take a bike ride there. Not only is this an uber-healthy way to get some exercise, it is an amazing way to make sure you get some time outdoors even if you live in the city. You won't believe even a short walk can really improve your mood and fill up your need for outdoors in a quick way.
Eat lunch outdoors a couple of times a week. A picnic does not need to be anything more than a simple lunch in a park. If weather permits, eat your lunch outdoors with friends or a co-worker a couple of times a week as a way to get outside.
Move away from the gym. Many exercises we typically do indoors at home or in a gym can easily be done outdoors and you may find you like to do them there even more! One of my favorite outdoor exercises to do is yoga. All I need is a quite corner of the park and a yoga mat. Bonus outdoor points if you can find some water to listen to or run next to while you work out.
Schedule out your time spent outdoors. Sometimes we get so busy that simply being able to get outside can be a challenge. This is when it's time to make it a priority! One way you do this is by scheduling it. Make some time in your daily or weekly schedule to get outside, even if it's just an hour. Alternatively, you can set a reminder on your phone to take 10 minutes here and there to get outside.
Start an outdoor hobby. There are many hobbies for all seasons that are great for getting outside. Why not start one? Good outdoor hobbies include gardening, outdoor photography, skiing/snowshoeing, hiking and disc golf. Even if your hobby isn't typically outdoors, you can make it so by just bringing it outdoors. Try crocheting, knitting or reading outdoors when the weather permits.
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