As the new year rolls around, many of us resolve to make positive changes in our lives. One simple yet effective way to improve our overall well-being is to spend more time outside. Here are a few benefits of getting outside in the new year:
Boosted mood: Exposure to natural light has been shown to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. So, even on a dreary winter day, a walk or hike in the fresh air can do wonders for your mental health.
(Hattie is wearing our 'Mystic Mermaid' T-Shirt)
Increased physical activity: Spending time outside often means being more active, whether it's going for a hike, taking a cold-water dip, or simply walking the dog. This increased physical activity has numerous benefits, including improved cardiovascular health.
(Marie is wearing her 'Road Trips + Sea Dips' Bobble Hat on a cold-water dip in the North Sea)
Improved focus and productivity: Taking a break from screens and being in nature has been shown to improve cognitive function and creativity. So, if you're feeling stuck on a project or overwhelmed by work, a change of scenery outside might be just what you need to refocus and get things done.
(Lucy warming up post-surf wearing her 'Inhale Exhale' Hoodie)
Strengthened relationships: Being outside provides a great opportunity to bond with friends and loved ones. Whether it's a picnic in the park or a weekend camping trip, spending time together in nature can strengthen relationships and create lasting memories.
(We take a picnic pit-stop in the woods on our Land Rover)
So, as you make your resolutions for the new year, consider adding "spend more time outside" to the list. Not only will it benefit your physical and mental health, but it can also improve your relationships and overall well-being.
Happy New Year!
Lucy + Marie x