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Outdoor Meetings: 5 Reasons to Step Outside of the Office

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With the recent news that office workers are spending too much time sitting down at their desks, it's the perfect time of year to encourage your teams to get outside more.

Whether it’s walking to work in the morning, outdoor meetings, walking on your lunch break or stepping outside to rejuvenate your team - get out there and feel the energy! Below are five reasons to get yourself outside:

Inspire creativity

Nature knows no bounds and neither should you! Modern technology and multi-tasking can overtax the brain, so set yourself free and increase your productivity by up to 50%.

Stimulate your senses

Nature awakens all our sensory stimuli. We challenge you not to feel alive standing by a babbling brook, feeling a breeze on your face or taking in the smell of fresh spring flowers. What will nature inspire in you?

Get some Vitamin D

Known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, Vitamin D is produced in the skin in response to sunlight. It’s vital to the health of your bones, teeth and for a healthy immune system. You certainly won’t get it sitting at your desk so find a way to get outside!

Feel good

It’s a well-known fact that spending time outdoors cultivates better mental health. Nature has a calming effect on the mood and generates feel-good endorphins. According to research, even the view of nature out a window is associated with lower stress levels. So, if you’re looking to re-energise yourself, the answer’s just a step away.

A positive change

Add all these things together and share the experience with others through an outdoor meeting or team building challenge, and you have a great formula for positive change.

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