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Summer Rx: Get Outside

By |2020-06-23T14:45:06-04:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Spending time in natural spaces has a host of benefits for your mental and physical health. There’s even a scientific name for taking part in outdoor activities—ecotherapy.

Research suggests spending time outdoors enjoying the greenery, breathing in the fresh air, or going for a stroll can help you relax, decrease negativity and improve your mental well-being.

Benefits of a “nature” prescription include:

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Lower risk of chronic disease
  • Better sleep
  • Increased energy
  • Improved brain health
  • Decreased anxiety and depression
  • Greater sense of well-being

Reap the health perks of being outside

If you want to take your outdoor experiences to the next level, contact a health coach healthcoach@centrastate.com who can make recommendations to optimize your summer Rx.