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3 Incredible Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

Rafting isn't just great for exercise and entertainment. Spending time outside can help you in more ways than one!

Rafting isn’t just great for exercise and entertainment. Spending time outside can boost serotonin levels, prevent diseases, and even improve your eye health!

Here in Colorado, many residents bask in the convenience and beauty of outdoor living. Whether you’re embarking on a local river rafting trip, hitting the trails for a mid-day hike, or ziplining through the treetops, one thing is for certain – you are harnessing various health benefits along the way (and not just in terms of exercise). Let us enlighten you about a few surprising proven benefits associated with spending time outdoors.

Sun Exposure Can Prevent Osteoporosis

Did you know that Vitamin D is actually a hormone and not, in fact, a vitamin? Additionally, the Vitamin D found in foods only contributes to about 10 percent of our daily need. Our bodies manufacture the remaining percent through exposure to – you guessed it – SUNSHINE! Sensible sun exposure and Vitamin D intake is essential to bone growth, cell growth, and immune function. By spending more time in the sun, you can reduce your risk of the bone disease osteoporosis as well as diabetes, heart disease, and more.

Being Outdoors Improves Eye Health

The world is a truly beautiful place. Wouldn’t you like to see it with clear vision? In today’s technological world, many people find themselves glued to screens non-stop. Whether it’s your work computer, cell phone, laptop, or television set that is calling your name – your eyes are likely responding poorly to the digital strain. Minimizing your exposure to artificial light and spending time outdoors can help prevent the symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) – yes, it is a real thing – such as blurred vision, double vision, eye irritation, and headaches.

Nature Helps Relieve Stress and Fights Depression

Do you feel happier when you are outside? That’s not a coincidence. Studies have shown that spending time outdoors can boost serotonin levels, increase brain function, minimize stress, and even vastly improve concentration and productivity. Not sure how to spend your time outdoors? We have a few ideas.

Are You Ready for an All Day Outdoor Adventure? Contact Southwest Raft and Jeep Today!

In addition to all of the incredible services we offer, Southwest Raft and Jeep has partnered with other outdoor professionals in order to offer you adventure packages to include a raft trip with either a Zipline tour or Jeep rental. If you have any questions about our adventure packages or any of our exciting outdoor services, please contact us today at 970-259-8313 or swing into our main office located at 305 S. Camino Del Rio, Suite V in the Office Depot Complex. 

Please take note of our cancellation and refund policy: All reservations are required to be paid in full at the time of booking. Any reservation cancelled with at least 72 hours notice will receive a 90% refund. Any reservation canceled with less than 72 hours notice will not receive a refund. No calls/no shows will not be issued refunds.

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