6 Natural Ways to Bring the Outdoors Indoors | The Health Sessions

6 Natural Ways to Bring the Outdoors Indoors

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Intuitively, we know that being in nature is good for us. Who hasn’t felt better physically and mentally after a walk on the beach or pottering around in the garden? Research confirms that spending time outdoors boosts your health and happiness in many different ways.

But most of us spend the majority of our waking hours indoors. Whether you work in an office, shop or school building, or you’re housebound due to chronic illness, chances are you’re not connected with nature on a daily basis.

Of course, there are ways to get your daily nature fix, even if you live in a concrete jungle. And ideally, you could reap the benefits of nature through outdoor recreation on weekends, from playing in the park to mindfully forest bathing. But because we spend so much time inside, why not bring the benefits of nature to us?

Take a look at these 6 natural ways to bring the outdoors indoors. 

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7 Ways to Incorporate Eco-Friendly Products into Your Life | The Health Sessions

7 Ways to Incorporate Eco-Friendly Products into Your Life

This article is written by Sophia Smith. 

As we slowly come to realize just how every decision we make can impact the world around us, more people are choosing to transition to a more sustainable existence. It’s beneficial in so many different ways. From helping you cut expenses, providing yourself with the healthiest possible products, all the way to preserving the environment, there are so many perks to going green. However, not everyone is aware of the choices we have, so they stick with the old-fashioned, not so green options so prevalent on the supermarket shelves.

Looking to transform your life into a more eco-conscious one and make a difference for yourself, your family, and Mother Nature? Here are several of the simplest, but most profound ways you can swap existing products for greener ones and slowly change the way you live to an eco-friendlier existence.

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How to Safely Enjoy the Summer Sun | The Health Sessions

How to Safely Enjoy The Summer Sun

Sunshine is your number one source of vitamin D, a vitamin needed to keep your bones strong, support your immune system and protect your mental health. Too much sun exposure, however, damages your skin, putting your at risk for skin cancer.

At the same time, sunscreen lotions are currently under scrutiny, because some of the chemical active ingredients they contain may be harmful to your health and the environment.

How can you get the benefits of sunshine and still protect your skin?

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The Magic of Forest Bathing: Why Being in the Woods Benefits Your Health | The Health Sessions

The Magic of Forest Bathing: Why Being in the Woods Benefits Your Health

“There’s no WiFi in the forest, but I promise you’ll find a better connection.”

This past weekend, my family and I visited a theme park in the middle of the woods. Although spending quality time together in an enchanted forest was amazing on its own, being in beautiful green surroundings added an extra dimension. Strolling among the trees made me feel invigorated and blissfully at peace at the same time.

We all intuitively know that being in nature boosts our wellbeing, but research backs that feeling. There’s actually so much evidence on the health benefits of nature that doctors in Japan and Scotland are allowed to prescribe nature time as part of their treatment plan.

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6 Eco-Friendly Actions That Directly Impact Your Health | The Health Sessions

6 Eco-Friendly Actions That Directly Impact Your Health

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There’s no denying it – our beautiful planet is in trouble.

On top of the much-discussed climate change, planet Earth is threatened by air pollution, scarcity of water, deforestation and animal extinction on a large scale.

And the environmental changes are affecting your health – through the quality of the air you breathe, the water you drink, the soil that grows your fruit, vegetables and grains.

Now I’m not a no-waste eco warrior who only eats organic produce from the veggie patch. Just like many of you, I have a limited amount of energy and resources to get everything done. But recently I have started taking tiny steps into a more environmentally-friendly direction. Because it matters – not just to the earth and its future residents, but to my family’s health today.

Let’s have a look at why being a green god(dess) is good for your health and which eco-friendly actions you can start taking today to make a positive impact.

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