Go Outside and Play!
6 October, 2020 by
Progno Health Medical Team
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Go Outside and Play!

Today most people lead a fairly inactive lifestyle. They are glued to computers, laptops, smartphones, video games, television sets, etc. There Is very little physical exertion, whether it is while doing work, schoolwork, or during leisure. More than 2 hours per day of TV viewing has been linked to overweight and obesity.

Whether It's cycling to work or taking the stairs, walking the dog, or parking a little far from the supermarket, being physically active offers countless benefits. Outdoor activities make people leaner, stronger, smarter, and healthier. So let's make physical activity a daily habit.

Outdoor recreation is enjoyable for men, women & children of all ages. Performing physical exercise while outdoors is the perfect way to enjoy the natural surroundings. Aside from breathing fresh air, the benefits of outdoor recreation are endless and keep us physically and mentally healthy.

Benefits of Outdoor Recreation...

Better Mind: Outdoor recreation has psychological benefits, including reduced stress; Improved self-esteem, confidence, and creativity; spiritual growth; and an increased sense of exhilaration, adventure, and challenge from life,

Beer Body: Getting outside provides benefits such as aerobic, cardiovascular, and muscular fitness, as well as improved functioning of the immune system.

Enough Exercise: Going outdoor means less time in front of the television & computer & more time walking & doing other things that put the body in motion, it also keeps in check all the negative effects of being on computers & phones too much - like computer vision syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.

Healthy Weight: It boosts your immune system and helps In maintaining a healthy weight, especially among children.

Vitamin D: Studies suggest that vitamin D helps fight certain conditions, from osteoporosis & cancer to depression & heart attacks. A certain amount of exposure to the sun is necessary for every human body,

Better Mood: Light tends to elevate people's mood and there's usually more light available outside than inside. Physical activity helps you relax and cheer up.

Improved Concentration: Children who spend more time outdoors seem to focus better, it might not be the same with adults, but if you have trouble concentrating, outdoor activity may help.

Better Social Life: Our social surroundings matter, too! Supportive families and colleagues make it easier for people to get up and get moving. Outdoor activities offer social benèflts like bonding and building relationships with like-minded people who enjoy outdoor activities.

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