EP25 – Catch me outside
In this episode, we discuss the joys of travelling outdoors and the benefits of reflecting and appreciating the beauty of nature.
We are joined by Pete a landscape photographer who has used his passion to aid him in his own personal development.
He has also started to write about his experience which can be found here
Getting outdoors offers a form of escapism, sometimes we need to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.
We share some of our stories and reflect on the moment, we discover that all memories have a back story to it.
So why should you head outdoors:-
- Combat Vitamin D deficiency
Science tells us there are numerous other benefits to being outdoors. British Dietetic Association (BDA) guidelines state that standing in direct sunlight two or three times a week for at least 15 minutes will give you the fix of vitamin D you need for optimum bone and muscle health.
- Boost your mood
It’s getting darker quicker and we need all the bright light we can get, getting bright light coming through the eyes boosts the secretion of serotonin, while UV rays on the skin stimulates endorphins.
All of this contributes to an improvement in mood.”
- Fight Depression
A report by the charity Mind, ecotherapy – where sufferers engage in activities such as gardening and conservation work – has been recognised as an effective treatment for depression. Their survey of 12,000 people, found that 69% experienced significant increases in wellbeing and 76% had mood improvements.
- Explore something new
- Overcome challenges
There are few places to check out if you are living in the UK, you don’t really have an excuse not to do it:-
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