5 Ways Outdoor Adventures Bring Us Health
Normally summer is considered to be a fun time to enjoy going to beaches, eating ice creams and burgers, barbecuing and many such activities. But have you considered ever that this can be a great time for outdoor adventures and building up great health? But the guys at R.A.D. (Rapidly Accessed Decisions) want to promote health through outdoor adventures and their motto is “Stay out, Live RAD”! Are you just planning to throw and attend parties, flaunt summer dresses and making it just a family time? Read on to know how you can get the best health in summer by arranging outdoor activities with friends.
1. Outdoors Make Exercising Easier
A study done by the University of Essex has proved that the greenery makes you feel easier while exercising. The study was done on cyclists in front of green, red and gray images, upon which it was found that those who pedaled before the green photos had fewer mood disturbances and lower exertion. Moreover, it has also been proved that those who exercise in outdoors are more eager to exercise again than those who exercise in gyms.
2. Outdoor Adventures Make You Shed Extra Pounds
Yes, it has also been proved that not only outdoor settings make you feel easy and fun to exercise, they also actually help you in losing weight. Merely, spending time in the mountains i.e. at high altitudes can help you lose some pounds, even if you are not exercising. This is because the high altitudes accelerate your metabolism and reduce your hunger.
3. Nature Stimulates Functioning of Brain
Nearness with nature can help your brain function in multiple ways. Jogging outdoors has been proven to increase concentration. Walking outdoors has been proven to increase creative skills.
4. Outing Increases Vitamin D Intake
Vitamin D is essential for our bones, muscles, cell growth, immunity and neuromuscular health. It is also essential for reducing events of inflammation. But this nutrient is available in a very few food items. The best way to soak it is through the golden sunshine. While we avoid going in the sun to save ourselves from skin cancer, unfortunately going in the sun unprotected is the only way to soak up pure vitamin D. Therefore, you should go in the sun, provided you do it unprotected for 10 to 15 minutes and after that you can use sunscreen.
5. Nature is the Best Stress Eliminator
Nature has been proven to eliminate stress. Scientists have observed that just looking at trees or a park or taking a stroll in open air reduces stress. The reason is not yet known of why a natural setting shows stress reduction clearly, including physiological changes like reduced heart rate.
At R.A.D. they want to remind people why it is important to stay in tune with your surroundings through awareness of nature, extreme stillness and quick actions, and creative interaction with our planet. They also take interest in creating fun pieces of apparel with some really creative athletes and others. See some of their fabulous pieces in the photos here and many more on their website.