In our every day lives, we spend way too much time indoors.  From desk jobs, to the school day, we’re glued to our computer screens and keep our noses deep in the textbooks.  Science shows that this isn’t the best way to spend our time.  Courtesy of the folks at MentalFloss, here are a few benefits to spending time outdoors.

Vision

Studies show that elementary school students who spend more time outdoors are less likely to become nearsighted later in life. 

Stress

In one study, surgery patients who were exposed to high-intensity sunlight reported less stress and marginally less pain, and therefore took less pain medication.

Enhanced Creativity

Ditch your laptop for the great outdoors. Psychologists found that backpackers scored 50% higher on creativity tests after spending a few days in the wild sans electronics.

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