Cold Weather is the Perfect Time to Get Outside
By Christina Hughey
Cabin fever? Want to get outside but its winter? Go outside anyways. There is lots of research out there on the benefits of nature about De- stressing, improving focus, boosting your immune system, and much more during the winter. With kids playing outside half the number of hours that they used to, its easy to see why there are many concerned parents. As adults, we aren’t much better though. On average adults spend only 7% of their lives outside, or half of one day per week outside. Getting outside more and immerging ourselves in nature is critical, even whenever its cold. One of the best times to get outside is on a cold snowy day.
With proper preparation, going outside in the winter is possible. Just remember to bundle up and stay hydrated. Being active outside will also warm you up. Go hiking in the woods, take your dog on a walk, go ice skating, the options are endless. You will be glad you did, and your body will thank you too.