Why Fresh Air is so Important

Even as restrictions begin to ease, the importance of social distancing and staying local where possible still remains. So, whilst we’re all still spending more time inside our homes than normal, it’s really important to keep our mind and body healthy by getting outside and getting some fresh air.   

Getting outside for a walk, a run or just having a break from the indoors can be incredibly beneficial for your mental and psychical wellbeing.

Here are our top 3 reasons why you should get out and get some fresh air:

1) More Energy and a Sharper Mind

Being able to go for a walk or a run is a great way to break up the day. Once you’ve been out, you’ll find your energy levels are up and your concentration levels will have improved. It’s said that more oxygen leads to greater brain functioning!

2) A Change of Scene

Staring at a computer or television screen all day isn’t as fun as it sounds! Getting out and having a change of scenery can help increase your motivation and productivity levels.

3) Fresh Air makes you Happier

Research has found links between increasing oxygen levels and the increase in serotonin (the happy hormone)! Positive emotions have been associated with being outside and getting fresh air.

Even if you’re struggling to go for a wander round your local area, make sure you’re keeping windows open, relaxing in your garden and even just having breaks to keep your mind and body healthy!