“In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
The health benefits of spending time outdoors are numerous. The more time we spend indoors, the more susceptible we are to illness and disease. The healing benefits of Mother Nature are profound.
Health Benefits of Being Outdoors
- Improves eyesight
- Increases Vitamin D
- Relieves Stress
- Boosts your immune system
- Improves your memory and concentration
- Boosts your energy
- Lowers your blood pressure
- Increases your creativity
“The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.” –Claude Monet
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Outdoor Wellness Roundup
I teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you some helpful articles to get you outside and reap the many healing benefits of Mother Nature.
Reduce Stress by Getting Outdoors
Steph from Steph’s Social Pie gives us more inspiration to get outdoors in her post, Simply Step Outdoors to Reduce Stress
Health Benefits of Gardening
We can’t talk about being outdoors in the spring without talking about gardening. Gardening provides so many physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health benefits.
Why You Should Consider Gardening
- You’ll eat more veggies. Homegrown veggies in organic soil are so much more nutritious and healthier for you than veggies that have been sprayed with industrial pesticides, picked before peak ripeness and shipped across the country.
- You’ll spend more time outdoors 🙂
- You’ll get a good workout.
- You’ll feel less stressed. Working with plants has numerous stress reducing and mental health benefits.
- You’ll get sick less often. The microbes in the dirt can boost your immune system.
- You’ll feel better about yourself. Gardening improves your self-esteem.
- You’ll be happier and less forgetful. Gardening improves your mental health and cognition.
After working in the garden, you are going to have some tired, sore and dirty hands. Soothe them with some natural soap. Commercially available anti-bacterial hand soaps are actually damaging to your skin and can disrupt your microbiome. Andrea from Pine Tree Farmhouse has a great recipe for a homemade, skin nourishing hand soap with peppermint and pine needles. Check out Exfoliating Gardeners Hand Soap.
Are you thinking about growing your own medicinal herb garden? Once again, we can’t ignore the numerous healing benefits provided by Mother Nature. Growing your own herb garden will give you immediate access to some of nature’s most healing plants. To learn more about how to start your own apothecary herb garden, you have to check out Garden of Aquarius’s Complete Guide to the Beginner’s Apothecary Garden for some quick tips to get you started.
What If Mother Nature Makes You Sneeze and Cough?
After spending all this time outdoors, you might be experiencing a runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and coughing. Once again, let’s look to Mother Nature for some answers. For some natural remedies, check out my post, Top 5 Essential Oils to Help With Seasonal Threats
More Tips on Healthy Living
Getting outside more often is one profound way to improve your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. There are so many more ways to add health and vitality to your life. Busy moms tend to get lost in the shuffle, going from one thing to next without really taking any time for themselves. We all know to be the best mom, you have to be at the top of your game. For some more easy to implement health tips, download your free guide 10 Ways to Live a Dynamic Life for Busy Moms to Live, Laugh and Love
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” –Albert Einstein