5 Ways to Spend More Time in Nature at Home and Abroad

Being outdoors has indisputable benefits. Improvements in mood and mental health, as well as healthy doses of vitamin D, are just a few positives that you can gain from spending time in nature. Unfortunately, many of us lead hectic schedules, so if you are working long hours at the office and need an escape, here are a few things you can do to spend more time in nature both at home and overseas.

Take Your Workout Outside

If you like to stay active, taking your workout outdoors can be a great way to spend more time in nature. Getting fresh air in your lungs can provide numerous health benefits, helping to keep you in the best shape possible.

Doing yoga in the great outdoors provides a good workout
Whether it’s for a jog around your neighborhood like I do once a week at Deca Homes Marilao near our place or in a local park, research shows that outdoor physical activity has a 50% more positive effect on your mental well-being over simply hitting the gym.

Work Outdoors

In addition to exercising outdoors, if your job allows you to, why not work outdoors as well? If your schedule is packed full of meetings and being in front of a computer screen, you may be able to take your meetings to a picnic table under a tree or take your laptop to a green local space. 

Been very fortunate to be able to work outside. This is work believe me
Working outdoors can be a great chance to enjoy the oxygen and sunlight while still getting everything done.

Develop an Outdoor Hobby

Boulder / Rock Climbing is a good outdoor hobby

Whether you enjoy surfing, fishing, or hiking, there are tons of outdoor activities that you can try out while immersing yourself in nature. There are many hobbies that take you outdoors and away from the hustle and bustle of home and city life. 

If hunting is a hobby that you would like to take up, having the right equipment in place is important. An electric hunting bike can make it easier to get around. 

Fishing is another great outdoor hobby, for guidance knowing what gear you need to get you started, have a read of this post listing the best surf fishing rod and reel combo.

Go on a Retreat

If it’s time for a vacation and you’re unsure about where to go, many nature lovers book a magical retreat that can help reduce stress levels and give you the opportunity to relax in a beautiful natural setting. Breaking away from the day to day routine and having time to recharge your batteries can do wonders for your mental and physical health. 

The wonderful nature of Catanduanes provides an ideal retreat destination
There are many weekend getaways that you can venture to both in the country and overseas.

Go Camping

If you want to get up close and personal with nature, you may prefer to go camping instead. There are significant health benefits that you can receive from camping, such as improved mood, lower stress levels, and a good night’s sleep. Whether you choose to go solo, with friends, or as a family, camping in the great outdoors can be a fantastic opportunity to bond with your loved ones. No matter where you live in the country, there are plenty of camping hotpots that you can check out. To get the most out of your camping adventure, there are lots of tips that can help, such as ensuring you bring extra blankets, avoiding sleeping directly on the floor, as well as bringing a hot water bottle with you.

Camp anywhere. By the beach or on top or a mountain
Being exposed to nature not only makes you feel better physically but has an effect on your emotional well-being. Reducing blood pressure, muscle tension, and your heart rate are some of the key benefits that individuals gain from spending more time in nature. Even if you have a jam-packed schedule, taking 30 minutes out of your day and heading outdoors can provide you with invaluable benefits.