Monday, March 30, 2020


With Gov. Herbert's new "stay at home" mandate, many are quarantining indoors. This social distancing and quarantine is crucial in slowing the spread of Covid-19, however outdoor exposure is becoming increasingly important. 

Being outdoors has many benefits, particular benefits to aid in current situations. Benefits such as:

  2. Boost your energy
  3. Enhance creativity
  4. Mitigate pain
  5. Vitamin D intake 
  6. Strengthen bones (vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium)
  7. Restores focus

Taking your social distancing to the outdoors can help improve your health and wellbeing. Living in Kane county, we have many outdoor opportunities. Consider some of these simple, effective outdoor ideas:

Go on a hike: Create your own trail or hike a trail nearby. If you notice other hikers congregating near the trail head, consider keeping your distance or choose another path.
Go for a walk: Walk around your neighborhood or track, fresh air will improve your mental, physical and creative state.
Exercise outdoors: Studies show exercise outdoors improves mood and exercise duration.
Play a favorite sport: While social distancing you may have to be creative here, 1 on 1 games, shoot hoops or play catch with a friend or family member.
Scavenger hunt with your family: Explore the outdoors with your family. Make it fun or competitive! (CLICK HERE for free scavenger hunt)

With all the uncertainty in the world, take time to enjoy the outdoors to reap the benefits that follow!

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