WOMEN EMBRACING THE OUTDOORS THIS WINTER AND ITS BENEFITS

WOMEN EMBRACING THE OUTDOORS THIS WINTER AND ITS BENEFITS

Some of the benefits include;

Physical

Increases bone health

A walk in the outdoors during winter can help absorb vitamin D from sunlight. This helps build stronger bones and prevent illnesses.

Keep a healthy weight

Exposure to the weather outside during winter increases calories burning compared to hot temperatures. It comes from a raised metabolic rate even at rest when the body is struggling to maintain warmth. Shivering raises the metabolism even more, leading to more weight loss.

Mental

Promotes creativity and focus

Getting into the outdoor space helps increase creativity and focus. A study indicated that kids with ADHD who spend time in the natural environment increased focused twice more than in town and cities. Therefore, go out and make frozen bubbles or engage in snowflake math and motor fun.

Reduces depressive symptoms

People with Seasonal Affective Disorder- SAD, which features depression can be reduced through light exposure. Even people with mood issues and sleep problems during winter can feel better after taking a short walk outdoors.

Tips

  • Always layer up to protect against the cold; you can reduce if your body heats up more.
  • Observe the sky and get updates on the weather forecast.
  • Hydrate more with pure water because some water points may freeze and not produce enough.
  • If walking with a pet, know the limits, including covering them with protective outfits.

Nutritionist, Cornell University, MS

I believe that nutrition science is a wonderful helper both for the preventive improvement of health and adjunctive therapy in treatment. My goal is to help people improve their health and well-being without torturing themselves with unnecessary dietary restrictions. I am a supporter of a healthy lifestyle – I play sports, cycle, and swim in the lake all year round. With my work, I have been featured in Vice, Country Living, Harrods magazine, Daily Telegraph, Grazia, Women's Health, and other media outlets.

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