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Humans spend too much time indoors. We are the only mammals
that eat, sleep and live mostly indoors. We spend all day working
inside skyscrapers, factories, malls and office buildings. We go
to school indoors, entertain indoors and worship indoors. So
when it's time to play, why not take it outside!
Outdoor living is essential for your body, mind & soul. There
is no shortage of outdoor activities, all year long, so everyone
can get out for some fun and fresh air. It's all about what you
like to do, and how you like to get your fun on.
Try to imagine any sport that cannot be played outdoors.
Football, soccer, swimming and baseball come to mind. Even
racquet sports, basketball and volleyball are more fun outdoors
where facilities permit. Fresh air and sunshine make the game
more fun and provide a natural energy boost that you need
to play harder and better.
You don't necessarily have to get physical to enjoy the great
outdoors. Take a walk for a double-hit of exercise and beautiful
scenery. Jump on a bike, grab a skateboard or strap on a pair of
roller blades and cruise the outdoors at your own pace. When you
really need to relax, hang a hammock in a shady nook and let the
summer breezes rock you to sleep.
Indoor pools can't hold a candle to taking a dip in a cool
river, lake or stream. Swimming is synonymous with outdoor
living in summertime. Swimming exercise virtually every muscle
in your body, keeps you cool and gives you time to clear your
head of all those indoor troubles. Try boating as a fun way to
bond with your kids. Whether you paddle a canoe across a silent
lake, or water ski behind a speedboat, outdoor living doesn't
get much more fun.
Get the entire family involved in outdoor living. Experiencing
and appreciating the beauty of nature is something that all of
you can--and should--do on a regular basis. Take a walk after
dinner, enjoy a family bike ride on Saturday morning, hike
through the woods or call a neighbourhood touch football game
for some impromptu fun. Our society, and our children in
particular, lead sedentary lives that are choking us of fresh
air. Get everybody out to add some exercise and activity to your
When it rains on your parade, soak it up and have some fun!
When a warm summer rain starts to fall, pull on your duck boots,
and splash in the biggest puddle you can find. Outdoor living
reminds you how it feels to be free and just have fun. Those
more reserved can idle on the front porch to breathe in the
aroma of the rain on earth, and if you're really lucky, can
watch a spectacular summer storm roll in.
Humans are not conditioned to survive solely indoors. Like all
creatures, we need fresh air and sunshine to thrive. Outdoor
living is essential for a clear head, healthy body and happy
heart. As always, mother knows best; so take her advice and go
About the Author: Jennifer Brown writes for several Internet
magazines, including http://cheap-recreation.com and