Get outside

Humans are hard wired to be outside. Scientific studies have shown that just getting outside for a few minutes every day gives you a boost mentally and physically.  Check out this article to read more on these seven benefits:

  1. Getting outside makes exercise easier.

  2. It can spur weight loss.

  3. Nature increases brain function.

  4. It amps up vitamin D intake.

  5. The outdoors may even help us age gracefully.

  6. Nature is great for stress-reduction.

  7. The outdoors make us happy.

Your challenge, no matter what the weather is, get up and get out this weekend.  Spend at least 30 minutes outside. Go play in a park with the kids or just go on a hike.

Below are some great places to check out around Rochester. Just pop these into mapquest and go!

  • Turning Point Park

  • Tryon Park

  • Genesee Riverway Trail Extension

  • Ellison Park

  • Lucien Morin Park

  • Corbett's Glen Nature Park

  • Irondequoit Bay Park West

Where did you end up? How was the experience? Share with us in the comments section.