Five Reasons To Get Outside For World Mental Health Awareness Day
Monday 10th of October 2022 is World Mental Health Awareness Day, with this year's theme being 'Making Health and Wellbeing a Priority' we've put together five reasons why getting outside can benefit your mental health and well-being!
Clear your mind of everyday stress
There’s nothing like spending some time in nature to clear your head of the stresses of everyday life. Whether you go it alone, with a friend or family member taking some time to appreciate the beauty of the natural environment is proven to improve overall health and well-being. Next time you’ve had a stressful day, try to make some time to get out into nature and notice the calming effect it has on you!
Get some all important Vitamin D!
Getting outside improves your Vitamin D levels, which we all know can make us feel happier but also helps to keep your bones, teeth and muscles healthy! A daily dose of vitamin D can also help regulate two important chemicals in your brain that are fundamental for a good night’s sleep – melatonin and serotonin. So next time there’s a sunny weekend window, get out for some much-needed Vitamin D!
Low cost adventures
Whether it’s walking, hiking or overnight camping, getting outside is a great way to have a fun adventure at a low cost! Ditch the city-break, or weeklong holiday abroad and head out into your local country-side for your next holiday! And with great public transport links all around the UK it’s even easier to do something fun, cheap and environmentally friendly!
Exercise! Exercise! Exercise!
Everybody knows that all important chemical - serotonin, is key for a healthy, happy mind though not everyone is partial to running on a treadmill or lifting weights. Getting outside for just a 20 minute walk can significantly improve your serotonin levels, and the more you do it the trimmer and fitter you will feel!
Get closer to your loved ones
There’s nothing like some time away from the distractions of modern technology to help bring you and your loved ones closer together. Whether it’s a day out walking in the hills or an overnight camping trip, quality time spent together help shape memories that last a lifetime. Have a look at our brand video here.