As the semester wraps up, it’s important to take care of yourself so that you can continue to ace your exams and papers. Getting outside and off campus can provide you with so many benefit, here’s ten of them!
1. It’s good for your physical health
Getting outside, whether it’s walking, running, biking, climbing, or almost any other activity, also gets you active and moving. Getting outside is a simple and effortless way to keep your body in shape and healthy!
2. It’s good for your mental health
Spending time in nature has been proven to ease depression and stress, so getting outside is a great help to your mental health.
3. It’s good for your brain
Getting outside increases your brain function! Spending time outside helps increase your ability to focus, so get outside and you’ll see the benefits in the classroom!
4. It can boost your immunity
Studies have shown that people who spend more time outside are likelier to build up the cells needed to fight certain diseases.
5. It’s an easy way to get an essential vitamin
Everybody knows that humans need vitamin D, and we can absorb much of that vitamin from the sun. Getting outside is a much easier and cheaper way to get this vitamin than buying it from the pharmacy.
6. It stimulates creativity
Taking inspiration from the beauty of nature can increase creativity. Why do you think so many artists write, paint, and photograph nature? They got outside!
7. It’s a great way to be social
Take your friends on a hike! Go get lost! Talk to each other! Getting outside is a great group activity to bring you closer to your friends and loved ones.
8. It’s a great way to escape
Getting outside can also be a great solo activity. If you just need a break and some time to yourself, getting outside is a great way to do so.
9. It can boost your confidence
Figuring out how to navigate the wilderness is hard! Outdoor activities are physically demanding! The satisfaction of spending time outside, accomplishing difficult tasks or even just navigating new areas can boost your self-confidence greatly.
10. It’s a great way to get off campus
There are plenty of ways to get outside on or near campus, but there are also so many wonderful places nearby to explore! If you need a break from the Bucknell bubble, try getting outside at one of these beautiful places (link to another post about good places nearby)