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How Being Outdoors Can Strengthen Your Immune System and Decrease Risk of Illness

Recently, people worldwide are anxious to improve their health and strengthen their immune systems. But what if we told you that simply spending time outdoors may keep you healthy?! Several experts say that gardening and spending time outdoors offers tremendous health benefits.
We explain some here, so keep reading; there may be some benefits that surprise you!

Stronger Immune System

Being outside can improve your body's immunity in several ways. For example, you may know that it is vital to get some sun so that our body can produce Vitamin D, but do you know why? Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorous, which strengths your body and bones. Also, some plants ride the air of pollutants and emit both cleaner air and substances that can boost your ability to fight off infections and viruses.

Reduced Health Issues

While a robust immune system helps reduce your risk of many health issues, being outside may specifically decrease the likelihood of suffering from osteoporosis and illnesses such as dementia and depression. Gardening and planting specifically have proven to be beneficial for those who have dementia.

Emotional Benefits

Next time you're feeling down, go outside! Experts say that simply being outside can boost your mood, give you an energy boost and improve your sleep by resetting your internal clock! Not only that, but "getting some fresh air" has helped people think clearer and work more productively for years.Of course, none of these things will make any significant difference just by you spending a couple weeks of your summer vacation lakeside--it is vital to spend a little time every couple of days in the great outdoors!

Does all this sound like another thing to add to your to-do list? Wish it was a bit more convenient? Well, imagine how easy it would be to enjoy the outdoors right outside your back door! That's what Alderwood Landscaping specializes in, so give us a call. We can help create the outdoor space you'll be more than willing to spend hours in--and thus greatly benefit your health!

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