The benefits of being outdoors in nature is abound. The outdoors offers one of the most easiest, affordable and reliable boosts to our mental and physical well-being. In fact, studies show that what you see, hear, and experience in your environment changes not only your mood, but how your nervous, endocrine, and immune systems work as well. Spending time outdoors also fights boredom and raises self-esteem, it makes us feel more energetic and alive which in turn makes us a little more active and motivated.
Stress reduction is one of the most well-known benefits of being in nature. Getting outdoors, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces feelings of depression, anger, laziness, fear and Un motivation. Consequently, it may also help reduce blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones not to mention if the sun is shining you can get a good dose of much needed vitamin C. Even viewing nature out of a window is associated with lower stress and reduced mortality. Another benefit to being in nature is the fact that if your outside you're most probably moving! Moving plus fresh air can work like medicine sometimes.
Try and manage a minimum of 30 minutes a day outside in nature, preferably where there's greenery, woodland, fields, parks etc away from busy polluted areas. If you can't manage this even taking your lunch outside during work hours can do wonders for focus, energy, mental health, and your immunity.