Probably like many of you, I remember going outside and playing a lot as a kid. Whether that was a friendly neighborhood game of tag or hide-in-go-seek, playing Mother-May-I or Simone Says, or having handstand contests in the front yawn. (Ok, my older brother was a gymnast and sibling competitions were always good fun.) Getting outside and playing was very common growing up. Riding our bikes, shooting hoops, running through an empty field, or whatever our imaginations could come up with, there was always an adventure or game to be had outside. Little did we know all the wonderful health benefits of being outdoors had on our life when we were kids. We tend to forget, that even as adults, we need outdoor time. Here are six health benefits of getting outside:
Courtney Truax, LMT is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. She is licensed through the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has her own studio massage practice in the heart of downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon.