It is absolutely beautiful this time of year in Southwest Florida so take advantage of it. It also can help you live a healthier life when you take that workout outdoors.
1. Vitamin D-the fat soluble vitamin that is essential to strong bones and healthy immune systems can safely be attained by the morning sun.
2. Gives your eyes a rest-our eyes look at so much close up which requires the muscles in your eye to work more. By looking at things outside and far in the distance it allows the muscles in your eyes to relax which is important for overall eye health. (Katy Bowman-Movement Matters, Alignment Matters)
3. Less anxiety and stress-green spaces have shown to decrease stress and increase mood of those who spend time outdoors and provide for mental well-being.
4. Boosts white blood cells: interacting with phytoncides (airborne chemicals emitted from plants that protect them from rotting and insects) help to boost white blood cells and reduce stress in our bodies (Katy Bowman: Movement Matters, pg 79)
Drop that indoor gym workout and join us. Do you workout outside? If so, what benefits do you notice for yourself?