Attended by a lot of participants from different backgrounds, the 2016 Minneapolis healthy lifestyle expo successfully discussed the health benefits of outdoor play for grown-ups. Let’s admit it. We all have this seemingly same thinking that outdoor activities are for children. We, as adults, would mostly stay in our homes, or maybe go on a small vacation but then again, with minimal physical activities.
The Health Benefits Of Outdoor Physical Activities
Mere exercise or workout sessions outside our houses (such as jogging, running, brisk walking to name a few) can become boring for most people. Without any motivation, such exercises can become dull and repetitive. Thus, most people would just let them go and opt to stay in the house. However, outdoor activities are far from being boring. Other than the enjoyment itself, here are the health benefits brought by outdoor adventures:
- Increased productivity. Feeling blue and out of energy lately? You need a boost! The challenge and the increased physical movement of outdoor activities will give you a new sense of alertness, improved balance, and a new desire to be active every day.
- Improved emotional well-being. Outdoor activities will let you breathe in cooler and natural air to give your mind a clearer line of thinking. Outdoor adventures are usually activities involving nature and seeing the greens. It’s proven to be therapeutic as well.
- Better social skills. These adventures require you to communicate with other people who are also having fun with your chosen activity. It will grow your social circle and make new friends along the way.
Activities That Adults Can Do
Examples of simple outdoor activities and fun adventures that we grown-ups can do and enjoy are the following:
- Horseback riding
The speakers have effectively convinced participants to join or even plan their own outdoor adventures. It was indeed a great expo, as it also did promote the health and social benefits of the often taken for granted adventures. Said manager Rudi Hargesheimer, “Everything about it(expo) is good.”