We all just need some fresh air…. A phrase which has been repeated (perhaps through gritted teeth) over hundreds of years in households, all over the world, because humans need air, sunlight and movement to feel good. Being around nature makes people happier. Studies have shown that being close to a water source lifts people’s moods. Gazing at clouds and greenery has also been shown to improve mental well-being. Exercising in nature also has greater benefits over exercising in more artificial environments.
However, when sleep deprived, you can often crave inactivity, caffeine and sugar to get through the day. As a mum of two girls, I have been there, but I have found a few things I wanted to share with you which help me get out the door.
The first is a buggy which can handle the terrain. I love to run with my children in a buggy because it’s the perfect way to multitask so many elements: nap time, getting Vitamin D, exercise, errands etc. I’ve done this since they were 6 months old and am passionate that this can unlock freedom for parents again. But what is an all-terrain or running buggy?