Have you ever been working or relaxing all day and you realized you have not been outside all day? With the recent pandemic, many were stuck inside for work and school, they would never even have to step foot outside.
Even just taking one step outside to get the mail, get into your car, or take the dogs out, can help with your mental health and well-being. It will also improve your motivation to get up and get things done.
A study by University of Essex found spending as little as 5 minutes outdoors can boost not only your mood but your self-esteem. So not only are you going out with your pets or for a quick walk around the neighborhood, but you are also improving your mental health and well-being.
Another study by Harvard Medical School, showed that most Americans do not get enough vitamin D. Vitamin D is proven to help maintain a strong and healthy immune system, while also help with the coping process with seasonal depression in those cold winter months. In the past year, vitamin D deficiencies have increased with everyone stuck inside. From Harvard Medical School’s research, they determined you only must go outside and be in the sun for around 10 minutes to boost those crucial vitamin D levels.
This is your sign! Go outside on one of those warm sunny days and take a walk, get the mail, or spend some time with your pets and boost your mental health and overall well-being.