How can getting outside help your mental health?

Giving your mood and wellbeing a boost doesn’t always have to involve a new fancy app or a costly gym membership. It can be as simple as going out of your front door and enjoying some time in the fresh air. There is, of course, a difference between doing things to keep your mental health in good check and living with a mental illness. We understand that for some of us there is a lot more that goes into staying mentally well. In this article we look at how fresh air can help people looking to improve their overall well being, but that being said, spending time outside is still really beneficial for people living with a mental health condition.

Research is finding that spending time outside, especially in nature, helps to improve mood and reduce feelings of stress. Outdoor activities have been found to help with depression and anxiety. There is also research to support that being outside in natural sunlight can also go some way to improve how we’re feeling. Here’s three reasons why we should all try to spend some time outside: