Constantly feeling sick and run down?
A Pocono lifestyle could be just what the doctor ordered!
Tired of the hustle of the city? Longing for the serenity of a cool trickling stream, watching sunset over a mountain ridge, or hiking through pristine wilderness. It’s amazing how just being outdoors and aware of the world’s beauty can make you feel energized and alive.
In fact, being out in nature does your body, mind and soul some good. According to a 2009 study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the closer you live to nature, the healthier you’re likely to be.
So what is it about nature that makes us so much healthier?
Increased Vitamin D
As sunlight is a natural source of vitamin D, it only seems logical that spending more time in outside would increase your vitamin D intake. Vitamin D is important for preventing cancer, hormonal problems, obesity, and inflammation, and builds a strong immune system.
Better quality sleep
Being in a natural setting can also help increase your quality of sleep, as studies show that natural sunlight helps set the body’s internal clock that tells us when to eat and sleep, and normalizes hormonal functions that occur at specific times of the day.
A chance to clear our heads
Enjoying the outdoors also gives us a break from technology and the on-the-run lifestyle to which we’re all so accustomed. When we’re outside, we have a clearer, more focused mindset to hang out with friends, or spend some quiet time alone or even do some physical activities.
Learn something new
When we’re outside, we can also learn and enjoy a new skill or physical activity. A new study from the University of Dallas suggests learning new skills is the key to vitality as we age.
Simply Switch Off
And perhaps most important of all, we get a chance to turn off—or better, leave behind—our cell phones to clear our heads and break from the stress we all have each and every day.
Ready to get out there? Here are some great ways to enjoy the benefits of nature in the Poconos!
- Horse Riding
- White water rafting
- All-terrain vehicles
- Bird watching
So, next time you are feeling run down, consider The Poconos. And while you are visiting give us a call at Pocono Homes Real Estate on (570) 647-5809 and let us show you how affordable and life changing a vacation home in the Poconos would be.