The weather is warm, the earth is green again (finally!), and you can’t wait to get out into it. We know what you’re thinking: A hike will be perfect! You’ll be in the great outdoors, enjoying the company of friends and family or some blessed solitude. If you’re a parent, you’ll pry your kids from their screens for a day and help them appreciate the glory of nature, and you’ll all get some exercise to boot (pun most definitely intended)….
Have fun plans this summer? If you’re like most, your summer is jam-packed with social events, outdoor activities, and vacation getaways. With all that going on, it’s a real problem when you feel under the weather, especially on a beautiful sunny day. Symptoms like fatigue and brain fog can make you want to stay home with the covers over your head. But then you miss out on all the good times and adventures you’ve been looking forward to since winter….
We know we don’t have to convince you of the health benefits of exercise. You already know it strengthens your bones, muscles, and heart—and boosts your mood and brain to boot. But did you know where you exercise matters? Yep, turns out exercising in the fresh air is better for you than running on a treadmill looking at a cinderblock wall. Which isn’t really surprising when you consider that we humans used to spend the vast majority of our time…