The temperature is trending upward, and we’ve got more sunlight every day. It’s a great time to resolve to get outside every day, and it might just improve your health. Read on to find out how getting outside can help your mind and body.
#1: Getting Outside Boosts Your Immune System
Think about how you spend your day. Cooped up in an office or a cubicle? Confined to your home? Staying inside any building exposes you to a lot of germs circulating in the air.
Getting outside gets you away from recycled air, and if you combine getting outside with taking a walk — even a leisurely stroll — you’ll get a boost in special blood cells called neutrophils and monocytes that boost your immune system.
#2: Oxygen Offers a Boost of Energy
There’s a reason people who are sick sometimes receive oxygen as therapy. Your body needs oxygen to operate, and there’s no better way to deliver natural oxygen than a walk through nature.
The Journal of Environmental Psychology published an article stating that going outdoors increased subject vitality, and even just viewing nature scenes enhanced vitality in subjects. So if you’re feeling worn down or experiencing an afternoon slump, consider taking a walk outside before reaching for another cup of coffee.
#3: The Smell of Nature Increases Happiness
There’s a lot to be said for old adages, and “Stop and smell the roses” is no different. Floral smells decrease anxiety, the smell of pine trees lower stress and help you feel relaxed, and cut grass — a more and more common smell during this time of year — increases your sense of calm and happiness.
You can get some effects through essential oils, but the best method is still to get outside and experience those scents first hand.
Boost Your Health at IVX Health
Whether you receive regular IV infusions as part of your treatment plan for chronic illness or you’re looking to boost your immune system with a Myers’ Cocktail, IVX Health offers the best of all worlds when it comes to outpatient IV therapy.
With the warmth of a spa-like setting and the comforts of home without having to entertain medical professionals, you can receive IV treatment at IVX Health while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. We’ll even provide refreshments.
We also understand the demands of a busy schedule, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on Saturdays at three convenient locations on either side of the state line in Kansas City (MO), Independence and Overland Park. If you’re ready to experience the difference IVX Health can make in your life, give us a call at any of our locations.