When we were kids, our parents always told us “fresh air is good for you” or “go outside and get some fresh air!” Sure, they were probably just trying to occupy us for a while, but as it turns out, spending time outside has now been scientifically proven to make you a healthier person.

According to the Huffington Post, spending time outside can make you physically healthier. Here are some reasons why: Huffington says that the University of Essex performed studies that proved that the color green makes exercise feel easier. Cyclists who were biking in front of a green image showed less “mood disturbances” than bikers in front of red and grey images. So, the grass and trees of the great outdoors can help your workouts feel less like work and more like fun.

If you like hiking, you should know that spending some of your time at high altitudes, like after climbing a mountain, can help you lose weight. The altitude can trigger your metabolism, and keep hunger cravings at bay, causing your body to burn more fat, faster.

Vitamin D, which you get from the sun, is endlessly good for you—we need vitamin D to keep our bones healthy, prevent inflammation, and support our immune systems. Occasional sun exposure sans sunscreen can actually be good for you—as long as it’s in small doses.

Plus, there’s the simple joy that we get from nature. Spending a few minutes surrounded by natural beauty can lift our spirits, keep our stress levels down, and even prevent depression and anxiety.

If any of these good side effects from spending time outside sound good to you, spend a weekend here at Burnt Lake Lodge. We offer guided fishing and hunting trips, and our grounds offer some great hiking options. Contact us today at 1-877-358-2259 to book your stay today.

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Brad Gogal is the owner of Burntwood Lake Lodge in Northern Manitoba. They offer one of a kind Big Game Hunting & Fly In Fishing trips in their Fully Equipped Lodge.