People of different ages enjoy outdoor recreation. For some reasons like enjoying your natural surroundings people tend to find more chances to perform physical exercises. It is an effective way to promote and maintain good physical and mental health for you and for your family.  The following are the different benefits of outdoor recreation.

Better Body

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of intense activity per week for adults.

The following sports are good motivation to do outdoor exercises:

  • canoeing
  • hiking,
  • racket
  • ball sports
  • swimming
  • and other physical activities

Social Benefits

Outdoor physical activities also promote sound social relationship among adults and children. In fact, engaging in sports and recreation gives way for senior and kids to meet and establish good social relationship. Sharing your passion for outdoor recreation with other people through team participation will give way lasting friendships among individuals.

Feel Good Factor

One good relief for stress and depression is doing physical activities. People build better self-esteem from continuous recreation. Regular aerobic exercise result to overall feeling of well-being and exposing oneself to a natural and relaxing environment helps people to cope with anxiety and depression. So if you’re looking for a medicine, there’s another way aside from laughter.

Mind and Movement

According to studies people who do exercise more often have deeper, longer, and sounder sleep.  More energy, higher level of alertness for the following day, a better focus and the capacity of higher degree of thinking are all contributed to a better quality of sleeps. While a person experienced better rest and repair for your body during the night, sufficient and regular physical activity also helps to decrease anxiety, stress and symptoms of depression resulting to better concentration during the daytime.