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Five Health Benefits of Being Outside

Sun and PalmsThe average American spends 93 percent of their lives indoors - in enclosed buildings and automobiles. The good news is that spending time outdoors has benefits for physical and mental health – and it’s free!

 

Your Vitamin D levels will increase in sunlight. 

Vitamin D protects you from osteoporosis, cancer, depression, heart attacks and stroke.

 

You will be calmer & your mood will improve.   

Spending time in nature reduces stress hormone levels in teens and adults.

 

Your immune system will be stronger.   

Being outdoors can increase white blood cell levels, helping you fight infection.

 

Your short-term memory will improve 

Nature calms the mind and helps you focus.

 

You will sleep better.  

Natural sunlight helps to set your body’s internal clock.