Living in Ottawa we’re so lucky to have tons of beautiful bike routes, trails and hikes right on our doorstep in the Gatineau Park.
Summers are fleeting here in Canada and we need to make the most of them while we can! I personally love biking to the gym whenever I can, hiking new trails, and taking our pup for long walks and, of course, patio season for delish food and drinks in the summer months.
Here’s 5 reasons you should get outside daily for your health:
Being outdoors can increase energy and productivity. Skip the second coffee at work and take a walk outside on your lunch break, you’ll get back feeling more energized for the second half of your day!
Feeling irritable and anxious? Studies show being outdoors shifts our mood and makes us more positive and happy. Take a long walk outside to clear your mind.
Spending time outside has been found to be a natural stress reliever and in turn can lower blood pressure and decrease cortisol levels associated with stress. Eat dinner outdoors, sit outside to read or even watch a movie you’ll instantly feel more zen.
Getting some sunshine gives us a daily dose of vitamin D that helps maintain bone strength and immunity. Aim for at least 20 minutes of safe sun exposure daily.
Tired of your regular workout routine at the gym? Take advantage and hike, run, bike or do circuits outside!
Make sure to wear your sunscreen, pack lots of water and bring a snack or two like my delicious and simple Coconut Bliss Protein Balls 🤩
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