Reasons to get outside this Spring

The UK went into panic when the snow decided to invade the land however that seems a distant memory with blue skies and the sunshine starting to peek through. Yes, spring is just around the corner and March brings with it a lot of things to get excited about.

Most of us tend not to think about the weather outside – especially not between Monday – Friday where the only air we get is looking through the office window or a quick trip to the shop for lunch. However, scientific research shows that getting some fresh air in your daily routine can have incredible health benefits. Believe it or not, spending just a few extra minutes outside this Spring can actually improve your eye health. Here’s how…

Better Sleep



The way in which we sleep is usually controlled by our internal body clock pattern therefore any disruptions to this pattern can result in poor sleep and a disruption in the cycle. Research shows fresh air in the morning and exposure to early morning light can contribute to your internal clocks regular pattern.

Eye Health


Do you work in an office or find yourself staring at your phone, tablet or a digital screen for long periods of time… if so, this one’s for you! (CVS) Computer Vision Syndrome symptoms include blurred vision, headaches, dry/red eyes, irritation, and neck/back pain. In order to prevent these symptoms getting worse or even better, reversing any damage that has already been done, getting outside and focusing on objects further away can help massively.

Cleaner Air


If you sit in a room or a stuffy office all day, the likelihood of you inhaling fresh air is close to none. Stepping outside for an extra few minutes a day can ensure your body is getting the clean air it deserves. Yes, we realise outside pollution is still around however research shows us that inside pollution is far worse. If you do not have your own greenspace, why not explore your local area? You might be surprised at what you find.


Not only is walking around outside good for your mental wellbeing but it also contributes to your physical wellbeing. We understand that the latest fads take place at the gym however why not swap your routine for a walk around your local park or recreational ground for an hour or 2 each week? Exercising outside can boost the serotonin levels in your body, contribute to expanded attention spans and improve emotional stability.

Vitamin D

In the UK, it can feel as if we are lucky to get even 5 days of Summer however it is important to get outside regardless as the sun is the best source of Vitamin D. Vitamin D contributes to a healthier immune system and has also been connected to the prevention of other serious conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

At HBD, we are passionate about the health of your eyes and making sure our patients know exactly how to take good care of their eyes. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us today on 020 7831 0032  or email us at .

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