With the technology advancement and excess of social media and virtual gaming, the kids have turned up to more indoor activities rather than outdoor fun and outings. In the previous days there were no gadgets to hook the kids towards the screen, as in this recent time.
People had ample time to socialize with acquaintances and participate in all outdoor physical activities. People used to value the meaning of having lunch and dinner together. In those days, family time was essential part of daily life routine.
In the millennial age, technology has eased our lives, but it has put a greater toll on our physical and mental wellbeing. Where the technology helps in making process easier in doing any work, it also has turned the generation less active and more lethargic. Therefore, there is a greater need of having recreational outdoor activities. It is imperative to bring attraction and new ideas to create interesting and fun outdoor activities, which are lagging these days. Lately, there are a lot of communal spots for adults and kids but they don’t seem to be fun, so the question is how to make the outdoor activity more attractive so that it is a source of joy and laughter for not only kids but also for adults.
The following are a few of the ways in which we can plan much better for a fun-filled day of outdoor activity.
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1. Value Mother Nature:
It is essential to understand the value of the environment and the mother nature that we are living in. Studies reveal that people who live closer to the nature are comparatively happier and content, emotionally and mentally. Nature is the best healer and what could be better than an outing out in the natural surrounding with a planned outing, of your family and friends. With more room to play in, children are often more active when outside, which helps them to build strong bones and good fitness levels, while also enabling them to burn off extra energy and calories.
2. Greater Physical Education Time:
There is no question or doubt about it that children are less fit and healthy, due to the lack of physical education in schools and community these days. Playgrounds are less crowded and football or basketball fields just empty. Lack of exercise is a risk factor for obesity, hypertension and autoimmune disease, among other conditions.
3. Birthdays/Get Togethers/Bar BQ in Open Air:
Another great way of having frequent outdoor activities, that could be turned into a fun filled day are to have birthdays / get together / barbecues, outside in an open air. It is a great way to enjoy the weather and have a pleasant atmosphere enjoying the great company and activities carried out with friends and family. Somehow, the trend has diminished due to harsh weather conditions or lack of interest in outdoor adventures. Occasions and celebrations are now organised in community halls or at homes.
4. Camping Getaway / Trekking:
It’s a great deal to be adventurous and nature loving simultaneously, by heart. There are many companies who offer various camping and track trekking program for a small getaway out of town into some low populated area, nearby forest or desert lands.
City Council now segregates a planned area of unpopulated marked sites, especially for camping. These sites are marked according to the camping requirements and the surrounding amenities found around them. There are strictly no camping areas, as well as special care of natural surroundings is to be monitored. A variety of quality tents are available for camping and are easy to unfold for picking a tent. Assorted designs and sizes are available according to your camping group and the number of days that you are going for.
Trekking is another healthy sport and an activity to be carried out in the wild terrains of hills, mountains or river side areas of natural habitat. Many people adopt it as a passion and challenge to cover steep slopes with harsh weather conditions. Some do small areas of trekking with family and enjoy beauty and natural habitat; which is beneficial to the physical well-being, as well as the mental health.
5. Gardening or Plantation:
An activity that benefits the society at large, and also the individual at a very soulful level. Gardening is a hobby that lifts up the mood, it is a display of plantation through their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Gardening is considered by many people to be a relaxing activity. It gives a greater exposure to outdoors, sticking completely in a green environment, making you stress free. Whereas, people are turning into more organic gardening.
So head out and enjoy the environment outdoors. It’s healthier and makes you want to be active. Sitting on the couch makes you lazy and it’s not healthy. Going for a walk or run for an hour is a must.