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Unplug & Reconnect: 4 Reasons to Spend Time Outdoors This Month

mom-and-daughter-playing-soccer-sq-400June marks National Great Outdoors Month, which is a perfect excuse to roam the never-ending beauty that surrounds us in Colorado! There are so many reasons why spending time outdoors is good for us, but let’s take a look at some of the main reasons why we recommend fully celebrating Great Outdoors Month.

1. Relieve Stress

Being in nature is one of the best ways to alleviate stress and anxiety. The sights, sounds, and scents of nature have a calming effect on our minds, helping to reduce anxiety and improve our overall mood. By consistently dedicating some time in nature, you can reduce the potential for burnout or overwhelming feelings that so many of us experience each year.

2. Boost Your Physical Health

Spending time outside can be great for your physical health as well as your mental well-being. If you head out and hike, bike, or even just go for a stroll, you’re getting some cardio exercise in while also strengthening your muscles and improving your

3. Soak up That Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a necessity for all humans and exposure to natural sunlight is the best way to facilitate its production in your body. Vitamin D is crucial to bone health and immune support. Just don’t forget to wear your sunscreen as you soak up the sun.

4. Spend Time With Those You Love

Some of the best memories we’ve made as a family have been getting out into Chautauqua Park, Eldorado Canyon State Park, or the Flatirons to de-stress and create core memories that will last a lifetime. Spending time outdoors with your loved ones can give you the opportunity to spend quality time together away from technology and outside of your home.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid biker or a casual walker; promise us that you’ll try to soak up some outdoor time this June!

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