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Why Getting Outside is So Good for You

Are You Nature-Deprived?


  • Now that FL summer is over, I have traded in 20 minutes on the elliptical for 40 minutes of walking outside every day. It is so much more enjoyable! - 12/4/2013 1:30:52 PM
  • Outside is my favorite place to exercise! The fresh air really clears my head! I only struggle with my exercise when I can't get outside due to rain or cold. - 12/4/2013 8:19:01 AM
  • I make it a habit of walking outdoors every day. I particularly love to walk in the deep woods or out on the lake in the winter. Being surrounded by the great outdoors reconnects me to the world and everything in it. - 12/1/2013 3:50:53 PM
  • I do like to mix it up and walk outside. I am fortunate to live a couple of blocks from a walking path with a stream running through the middle. Unfortunately the area in which I live is prone to be very windy especially in the summer which detracts from my enjoyment of being outside for my walk. I turned one of the bedrooms our children vacated into a special, nourishing, space for me. I have a desk, computer, bookshelves and treadmill in here. I have photos of nature on the walls. The treadmill faces the window so I can look outside and see trees and sky. The computer provides whatever music I am in in the mood for. That works well for me as a substitute for being outside when I find the wind unbearably irritating. - 11/19/2013 11:14:39 AM
  • I do lunch supervision in a wooded area with elementary students and I love going out, breathing fresh air and watching what creativity that fresh air breathes into those children. - 11/18/2013 10:47:46 PM
  • I learned this lesson when my husband and I bought a sailboat for the first time. Just stepping onto the boat released so much tension. - 11/14/2013 12:03:09 PM
    My husband and I are ALWAYS outside! LOL.....our friends tell us we don't really need our house! I practically have to be forced to go inside!
    - 11/8/2013 10:59:35 AM
  • I have recently started walking outdoors and enjoy it so much. I want to build up to jogging so I can jog with my son when I visit him in Fla. - 11/6/2013 3:31:59 PM
  • Love walking outside in all kinds a weather, well except cold rain. Right now I am side lined with a foot injury. Miss it a lot will be glad when I can get out again and enjoy walking. - 10/29/2013 6:52:38 PM
  • I know how good it is to get outside in nature. There are times when I spend too much time indoors and the minute I step outside into the sunlight and feel the breeze, and just seeing the green or Autumn colors of nature, it lifts my spirits and I feel so much better. And now that I have my Cochlear Implant activated, I will be able to hear so much more of the sounds of outside. It's fantastic!! - 10/19/2013 10:59:46 AM
  • I always feel more like a kid outside! Energized. - 10/11/2013 4:51:52 AM
  • Being outdoors is fresh air, Vit D and renewal..and each is benefit in its own way! - 10/6/2013 4:11:37 PM
  • I live and work in New York City. Fortunately, there are plenty of green spaces around. I'm going to eat my lunch today in the little park across the street from my office. - 9/27/2013 8:48:10 AM
    It really makes me feel good to know that at least ONE thing I REALLY enjoy is actually GOOD for me!!! - 9/20/2013 6:16:45 AM
  • Good information, especially for those of us who are not "outdoorsy." - 9/19/2013 10:27:21 AM

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