2020 encouraged each and every one of us to spend more time outdoors, because it was the only place we could venture to! The negativity of Covid19 invited people to show their kindest and best side, as well as re-discovering the beauty of the outdoors, because the healthiest place to spend time will always be outside.
Despite this, we couldn’t truly experience the usual thrills that fresh air can offer. No garden parties, dining al fresco with large groups of friends or re-uniting with loved ones in your favourite pub garden. That’s for 2021…
Is it really that important to spend time outside?
Yes! There are a wealth of studies that you can get stuck into that prove getting plenty of fresh air and immersing yourself in nature is the best remedy for your mental health, not to mention the benefits of going for a run or a walk for physical health.
Lots of charities and organisations specialising in mental health expertly explain this. Here’s an excerpt from the Mind website:
“Spending time in nature has been found to help with mental health problems including anxiety and depression. For example, research into ecotherapy (a type of formal treatment which involves doing activities outside in nature) has shown it can help with mild to moderate depression… Being outside in natural light can also be helpful if you experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD)…”
So, how are you going to embrace 2021?
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your home’s patio, cafe seating area or pub garden, there’s lots you can do to encourage others to embrace outdoor living. Whether it be your family, friends or customers, it is something that can be appreciated by all.
We’re here to help you along the way if needed. Samson have high quality and beautiful products that can transform & enhance any outdoor space. We know just the solution on how to provide weather protection and shading, as well as how to keep outdoor spaces inviting with heating and lighting.