Some people love to be outdoors and to be active while others simply do not. I have friends who would like nothing whatsoever with doing outdoor recreation like kayaking, jogging, walking, hiking and so on. It is very difficult for me to understand as being active outside is one of my most favorite things about this world we live in. For those who love the outdoors as much as I do this article will make a lot of sense. For those who only venture outside on the most beautiful of days, perhaps these words will inspire you to try a new sport or to enjoy a few breathes of fresh air.
What are the Benefits of Outdoor Recreation?
For one thing going outdoors and breathing some (hopefully) fresh air can be invigorating and do wonders to pump up our life force. I know for myself when I go for a run or take a kayaking trip I feel alive and free as well as happy and alert. I can be having the worst of days and feel completely loaded down by stress. If I go out and do some type of recreation outside I just about always come back with a clear head and a much happier outlook on life. For me, outdoor recreation is like therapy… the cheapest and best kind one could find.
Another great benefit of outdoor recreation is the bonding time. Whether you are with family or friends or even your favorite pet, doing outdoor sports and activities can help you to bond with your loved ones in a way that is difficult otherwise. It forces you to talk and interact while sharing the experience of some type of outdoor activity. Nothing could ever replace the long talks that I have had with my mom while out walking, the laughs my boyfriend and I have had while kayaking or the interesting stories my friends and I have shared while hiking. These are experiences and moments that could never be replaced and were all possible because we were sharing the outdoors together.
Did you Know that Outdoor Recreation can Save you Money?
We live in a world where there are many ups and downs and it is not always easy to feel light as well as secure. Outdoor recreation can be some of the cheapest activities possible. Going outside costs nothing. Hiking up a mountain costs nothing. Playing a game outside with your kids costs nothing. These are all outdoor activities that are easy on the pocket book and are usually a lot more fun than many other expensive outings.
Whether you like to walk or run, hike or climb, kayak or canoe… I would suggest that you get outside as much as possible and breathe in the air while we can. Outdoor recreation is one of the things that makes life so enjoyable and fun. For me, nothing could ever replace it and I couldn’t imagine a world without it. We are very lucky to have the beauty and the clean air that we do… I for one plan on taking full advantage of it.