Working outside has obvious benefits (not being tied to a desk, getting to spend time in the great outdoors, and breathing fresh air), here are a few not-so obvious ones:
Studies show that exposure to outdoors reduces stress levels and combats anxiety.
Increase Brain Function
Time spent outdoors has been proven to improve cognitive function.
Better Mental Health
Studies show that spending time with nature is linked to better mental health and positivity, as well as significantly lower levels of depression.
Improved Attention and Focus
Studies suggest that interacting with nature allows your brain to take a break from everyday stimulation. Being outside gives your brain a much needed break to restore your focus.
More Physical Energy
Some experts suggest that 20 minutes outside can have the same effect as a cup of coffee.
Higher vitamin D Levels
Vitamin D helps your muscles, nerves, and immune system work properly. Working outside (and being exposed to the sunlight) is an easy way to ensure you’re getting the required amount.
Spending time outside is linked to a boost in levels of white blood cells, which are responsible for helping our bodies fight infection.