• Mount Nittany Health

Five Health Benefits of Spending Time in the Outdoors


Being active outdoors offers obvious benefits such as helping you maintain a healthy weight. But did you know that it also provides these benefits to make people healthier?


1. Reduces stress, depression and anxiety


2. Helps you sleep better at night


3. Boosts your immune system, keeping you out of the doctor’s office


4. Reduces inflammation and promotes healing


5. Gives you a dose of Vitamin D

This project was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, using Environmental Stewardship Funds, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and the generous support of Mount Nittany Health and the Hamer Foundation.

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