We have a scary stat for you. Ready? The average human spends 93% of their time indoors.
When in all actuality, humans are still evolving to be city-dwellers, let alone indoor-dwellers. Have you ever stopped to think about WHY you feel so much more at peace, happier, and in-tune with yourself when you spend time outside in the sunshine? It’s because we’re designed to exist in that very environment. More time outdoors has been linked to boosted mood, creativity, immunity, sleeping patterns, and more.
Whether you’re running outside to bask in some rays between zoom calls or waking up 15 min earlier to go for a quick walk… there are plenty of ways to prioritize getting outside. And here are five reasons why you should:
Brightens your day, literally
Like that first sip of fresh coffee or CBD in the AM, simply being in nature (or viewing images of nature) make us happy. Researchers have found that many mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and mood disorders are notably decreased, while cognitive function and creativity increase. We can’t promise that going outside will make you LESS angry at your roomie for not doing their dishes, but it might help.
You’re probably vitamin D deficient
Another scary stat (sorry). About 42% of the US population is vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is essential for bone growth, regulating your energy levels, immune system, insulin levels, skin cell growth and metabolism, and overall heart health. ICYMI: Your body produces vitamin D when exposed to direct sunlight. As if you needed more of a reason to book a sun-soaked Caribbean trip…
Hello 8 hours of sleep
One of the top reasons people turn to Wild CBD is because they have issues falling or staying asleep. Spending more time outdoors is directly linked to an improved circadian rhythm (your body’s internal clock). This is because your body is able to sustain levels of melatonin due to nature’s light-and-dark cycle. Fresh air also helps to regulate your body’s internal temperature. Try a dropper of Wild CBD and wide open windows for a perfect night’s sleep.
Cheaper than your therapist
You know that neighbor who takes his dog out barefoot with a coffee mug in hand? Hold up—he actually may be onto something. Grounding, or earthing, is done through direct connection with the earth (walking barefoot, lying on ground, or even submersing yourself in water) to electrically reconnect you with the earth, and growing research supports it as a therapeutic technique to potentially restore your body’s natural defense, benefit cardiovascular help, and control inflammation.