Go outside!

As a kid, I have such strong memories of my Mum telling me to ‘go outside and get some fresh air and run around, go play.’ I am pretty sure that she did not know the science behind it, but it was and is such great advice.

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On the blog ‘Simple Mom’, the writer Tsh recently wrote about how she had been feeling down.  Then it came to her that she had not been outside very much.

“Get air in your lungs and work your muscles. It doesn’t have to be a marathon—just getting out of the house and moving will do wonders for your attitude and outlook on life. There are all sorts of studies that prove outside time an immediate antidote to depression, but you don’t have to even be depressed to find respite from fresh air and the natural world.

We spend so much of our lives indoors, and that’s really a shame, I think. We can all spare half an hour per day. Get out there, and experience creation. Your body and soul will thank you for it.”

http://simplemom.net/go-outside

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In this age of technology and so much screen time, I think we need to be constantly reminded to get outside, to move around and to take time out to ‘be’ in a different way.  And, this is not just for us personally, but for our children, our classes and even our families.

It does wonders on so many levels – well-being, talking while walking, clears the head, lifts our eyes, opens our world up…plus so much more. What would you add to the list?

Set a goal, enjoy the outdoors in some way each day.

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6 thoughts on “Go outside!

  1. Lovely blog mum! I think that it old be good if we went outside I bit more since the weather is nicering up. 🙂 😉 🙂
    You are doing a great job teaching and doing your blog. Keep up the good work! 🙂 😉 🙂
    Love Noah xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  2. Yes, I agree totally. Whilst I am watching play school with two liittle ones, 3 and 1, I was up early this morning walking around the streets of a mining town in the Pilbara. I pushed the stroller, and over the hour, we discovered many treasures. At the playground, it was fun on the brightly painted slippery slides, the swings and a rocket. On the stroll, it was the purple and yellow wildflowers, as well as a strang sweet potato tree ? Species. Then we found a ball, a red stone and some Woolworths nature cards on the green grass. It was so much fun being in the outdoors in an oasis of the Pilbera. Looking forward to walks. every morning, enjoying the desert colours and looking for treasures.

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    • Thanks for sharing. I think it is interesting that we are good at getting the toddlers outside for walks and finding treasures, but somehow it seems to not happen as much as they get older. What do you think?

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  3. Hey my mum used to say get outside too!!??!! I am glad she did are you?? Especially at about 5 pm!! Over the years I have enjoyed walking at night with a friend, it is amazing how time goes whilst we catch up with what has been happening or just talking about the day. … Lovely sea air and the bright moon. Quite often we are the only people out and about and often comment how many people don’t know what they are missing and how blessed we are to be able to just get out. So I particularly like this blog Rebekah I know you love getting out too, our turn together another day/ night will come! Love big sister Lisa xx

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    • I am really glade she did! I have admired the way you get out after a long day of work. The night air can be particularly embracing…especially when the rest of the world is tucked up inside. Glad you liked it.
      R xx

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