Psychologists and health researchers are constantly finding more science-backed reasons why we should spend time outside. As the temperatures heat up, we’ve found some of our own.
- Encourages exercise
When you’re hanging out outside, chances are you’re going to be logging some exercise and we all know the benefits we can reap from even light exercise.
- Stress relief
Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the production of stress hormones.
- Vitamin D
You can’t get the right amount of vitamin D your body needs from food. The most natural way to get vitamin D is by getting out in the sun, but make sure you do it safely and sensibly.
- Promotes better sleep
Even light exercise helps people sleep better. Meanwhile, the natural light patterns strengthen the production of melatonin which is responsible for those feelings of sleepiness you get in the evening.
- Boosts brain health
Research suggests that people who take walks in nature are also reaping mental health benefits like less depression and lower stress levels.
Enjoy the outdoors every day! We have two prize packs containing summer essentials to help with bites, bruises and burns. Each pack contains: Goodbye OUCH Sun Balm 80g, Goodbye OUCH Manuka Balm 25g and Goodbye SANDFLY 50ml. All products are available in selected supermarkets, health food stores and pharmacies and online at www.goodbye.co.nz.