Warm spring weather is here, bringing much-needed sunlight and lush plant life back after the long winter. Getting outside this season can help you reduce your stress level, boost creativity, and improve your mood overall. What’s more, is that you don’t need to go on an extended camping trip to get these benefits from nature–simply dining outdoors or taking a 30-minute walk through the park on your break from work can go a long way. Here are some of the benefits of eating lunch outdoors to enjoy a beautiful spring in Catonsville today.
Sharpen Your Thinking
A large amount of current psychological research actually suggests that even short walks outside can sharpen your thinking and help you focus. Researchers have even found that time in nature can significantly improve your ability to find creative solutions to problems. With spring in full swing, you can enjoy some extra time outdoors in order to sharpen your thinking skills and improve your focus, which can give you a leg up at work or help you accomplish that springtime to-do list at home.
One of the greatest benefits of heading outside this spring is stress relief. Whether you enjoy gardening on a sunny weekend, going for a jog around your neighborhood, or simply walking through the park when feeling tense, you know how restorative some time in the sunshine can be. “Nature therapy” has even become a popular way of reducing stress for students and young professionals. Research suggests that spending some time in the forest, whether camping or simply disconnecting from the stress of life, can help lower your heart rate and improve stress levels overall.
Improve Your Mood
After a long and dreary winter, you may find yourself in a bit of a funk. But a great way to improve your mood and enjoy the longer days of springtime is to get outside and soak up some sun. Dining outside is a great opportunity to get some Vitamin D from the sunshine, which can do a lot for improving your mood. Seasonal anxiety and depression are partially related to the lack of sunlight we are exposed to in the winter, so taking your daily breaks or lunch outdoors is a great way to welcome more sunlight into your life.
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State Fare is conveniently located at 748 Frederick Road in Catonsville, Maryland. Our extensive menu has a variety of unique options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. We even have many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options! Our fully-stocked bar holds a huge collection of bourbons and whiskeys, as well as several different wines. On tap, we have several different local craft beers to show off the best beer that Maryland has to offer. We’re open every day from 8 am until 2 am, so make your reservation or just stop in and see us today!
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