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If we think about how our parents and grandparents used their leisure time, horseback riding, walking, playing in the parks, we will realize that at that time people did recreational activities outdoors very frequently. There were not so many electronic entertainment media, nor the internet, and the incidence of diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure was much lower. It is not a coincidence. Outdoor recreational physical activity provides many benefits for all aspects of a person's life, offering them quality of life.
It is already popularly known and scientifically proven that regular physical activity is essential to maintain optimal health. Exercise helps keep body mass indexes low, regulates blood pressure, balances blood sugar levels, among others. Also, being outdoors provides an added benefit. Inside our houses we are exposed to an infinity of electronic impulses from all the devices that surround us, even if they are turned off. When we are outdoors, we can breathe fresh air and free ourselves from those tensions. Another very important aspect is that recreational activities are an antidote to depression and stress.
You will necessarily have to get in contact with other people when you do activities outside your home. That works for many things: meeting new people and having the opportunity to cultivate friendships, distract yourself, chat, enjoy. Those same people can bring new experiences and ideas to your life, and open up a whole new world of opportunities, whether on a personal or professional level. If you are a person of a shy nature, it will help you to open up more, to be more spontaneous and sociable, and ultimately will enrich your life.
Benefits for the mind
If we want to be very concentrated and focused to deal with everything that has to do with our profession or our family life, for example, we need to give our minds a break regularly. You may feel overwhelmed by all of your outstanding obligations and you may find that doing recreational activities is the last thing on your priority list. On the contrary, when the mind is rested and clear is when it works best. So take the time to dedicate yourself and have fun, as this will increase your productivity and efficiency at work and at home.
These types of activities will help you create stronger connections and bonds with your family. Your children and partner will feel cared for and accompanied, you can create memories together and that will definitely strengthen your family. It is important that you dedicate quality time to take care of them and at the same time you can instill healthy habits in your children, such as exercise, sports, love of nature, and why not? … how important it is to have healthy fun.