May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and at Blix, we know that spending time in nature can significantly impact our mental health and overall well-being. Here are some of the benefits of spending time outside:
One of the most significant benefits of spending time outside is the reduction of stress and anxiety. Being surrounded by natural beauty can release endorphins in our bodies, which makes us feel good. Studies have shown that even short periods spent in nature can positively impact mental health. Additionally, it can also increase our creativity and help us feel more focused and productive.
Getting outside and being active can also have an impact on our physical health. When we're outside, we're exposed to natural sunlight, which provides us with vitamin D, a crucial nutrient that helps our bodies absorb calcium and maintain healthy bones. Being outdoors also encourages us to move our bodies, whether that's through walking, hiking, or cycling, which can improve cardiovascular health and overall fitness.
In addition to the physical and mental health benefits of spending time outdoors, being in nature can also lead to better sleep. Exposure to natural light during the day helps regulate our body's natural sleep-wake cycle, which can help us fall asleep faster and improve the quality of our sleep. Spending time outside also exposes us to fresh air and natural sounds, which can have a calming effect on our bodies and minds, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. Spending more time outdoors during the day is a simple yet effective way to improve your sleep hygiene and overall well-being if you're struggling with sleep issues.
Blix offers a range of electric bikes that make it easy to get out and explore. In addition to the physical benefits of biking, riding an electric bike can also be an excellent way to improve mental health.
For example, Blix rider Jackie has found her perfect form of self care by riding her Blix. She says, “It’s the same freedom I felt when I used to ride around Phoenix when I was eight years old. For an hour a day, I feel like a kid again.”
This Mental Health Awareness Month, we encourage you to get outside, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy nature's beauty with Blix's help. Hop on a Blix and start exploring today. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and share your photos in the Facebook Owner’s Group.