Get Back to Nature
With work, home, and extracurricular activities, it’s easy to find yourself going from the house, to a car, to the inside of an office building, and back again. With a new year finally here, it’s a great time to make the resolution to make more time for the great outdoors.
Last year National Geographic Magazine, among many other reputable resources, reported that being closer to nature can have a real and lasting effect on the human brain. The concept, which has been researched by cognitive psychologist, David Strayer, of the University of Utah, suggests that being in nature gives your prefrontal cortex a break. This break means big things for focus, and overall happiness.
It can be difficult to make time for outdoor activities, if they aren’t already a regular part of your lifestyle. At Quick RX Refill, we have a few tips to offer, to get you back to nature and feeling good for 2017.
1. Bring the Family: From dog walking, to family fun at the local park, incorporating your family into outdoor fun can be a great way to get yourself out of the house more. Weekends are a perfect time to test Strayer’s theory, by setting aside a few hours to walk, hike, or just get out and build a snowman with the kids.
Each season offers added benefits to the outdoor experience, from summertime swims in the lake, to colorful autumn walks in the woods. If you’re an individual who lives on your own, you can still enjoy companionship in the great outdoors by inviting a friend or colleague to join you.
2. Find Ways to Fit it in: Sometimes, the hardest part of getting outside is simply finding the time spend there. This is especially true for those who live in a big city. You may not always be able to disappear into a lush forest, but even walking outside, and breathing the fresh air can help.
Instead of spending your workout time at the gym, choose to take a jog or a run outside. If you normally stop at the mailbox in the car on the way home from work, skip it until you park at the house, and make the effort to walk back for the mail. Rather than taking the kids to an indoor pool, find an outdoor playground where they can frolic. And when it comes time to plan your next family vacation, forego a big city excursion, and try a fireside campout instead.
3. Pocket the Electronics: Sometimes all that’s needed is a distraction from surrounding distractions to get outside. Cell phones, tablets, laptops, and television are designed to be engaging, and this makes it difficult to pull yourself away and spend time outside with nothing but your own thoughts.
By unplugging yourself, and pocketing the electronics for a day, you could give your brain a big break, and a big boost. Make an effort to spend at least one hour a day without the glow from an electronic device, and it will get easier and easier to disconnect from social media and reconnect with nature.
At Quick RX Refill, health and convenience are top priorities. This is part of the reason why our easy to use online prescription refill system is available. By giving you the opportunity to skip long lines at the pharmacy, and seek online advice and prescriptions at your convenience, you have the free time to spend how you please. Whether it’s getting back to nature, or spending more time with family and friends.
Take more time for yourself this year, and make 2017 the best year yet!
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