When fall is at our doorstep, it can be very tempting to stay inside and avoid the cold. Yet, there are many benefits to spending some time in the great outdoors:
- Several studies show that outside air is healthier than air found in homes and buildings
- 10 to 15 minutes of sun exposure can help to produce vitamin D—something we all often lack when the cold season rolls in
- Walking outside can foster a sense of well-being and reduce stress
- Spending time in the forest and contemplating nature’s calm can stimulate white blood cells and boost your immune system to ward off infections
Because there is a connection between your oral health and overall health, make sure you get some fresh air!