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GET OUT OF THE HOUSE MORE

Solihull News - - CELEBRITY WELLBEING -

1 Your vi­ta­min D lev­els in­crease.

You’ll make all the vi­ta­min D you need if you get out­side a few times a week dur­ing the sum­mer days and ex­pose your arms and legs for 10 to 15 min­utes each time.

2 You’ll get more ex­er­cise.

Chil­dren are twice as ac­tive when they’re out­side. So go for walk, ride a bike, do some gar­den­ing or take the kids to the park.

3Your con­cen­tra­tion will im­prove.

Stud­ies on chil­dren with ADHD sug­gest that out­door ex­er­cise can have pos­i­tive ef­fects. If you have trou­ble con­cen­trat­ing you might see if some out­door ac­tiv­ity – the greener the bet­ter – helps.

4It’s good for your heart.

Ja­panese re­searchers have shown that for­est bathing and the prac­tice of sit­ting in the for­est low­ers your blood pres­sure, pulse and heart rate. It is also said to de­crease stress hor­mone lev­els.

Sun­light boosts your vi­ta­min D

Visit a for­est to de- stress

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