Benefits of Being Outdoors and Physical Activity

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Fresh air, sun, trees. Nature is a magical thing. Here at Share Discovery Village, we know how beneficial some time in the outdoors can be and we have all the outdoor activities available for you to enjoy with your loved ones.

After a year of social distancing and trying to manage our lives during a pandemic. We may have forgotten how beneficial it is for us to get some outdoor physical activity. From land and water activities, Share Village has everything you need to enjoy the outdoors.

Improves your mood

Exercising outdoors isn’t just good for your physical health.  It helps with your mental health as well. Breathing fresh air in a natural, serene environment also helps many people to relax and reduce stress and anxiety, which is another advantage of outdoor activities. Releasing all those endorphins can really improve your mood. There isn’t a better way to do it than enjoying our water and land activities at our Upper Lough Erne resort.

Social benefits

Adults and children alike can experience the social benefits of outdoor activities. Participating in sports and recreation provides everyone from young kids to seniors with an opportunity to meet and build relationships with others. Participating in a team will help you to form lasting friendships with people who share your passion for outdoor recreation. Team activities are the best way to fully reap the social benefits. Activities such as, banana boating, canoeing, kayaking, orienteering and combat corps are just some of the team activities that we offer. 

Breath of fresh air

When you do outdoor exercise, you are breathing in much cleaner, fresher air than you would by doing a physical activity indoors. Indoor air often has a suboptimal balance of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, especially in enclosed rooms with poor ventilation. Exposure to more oxygen causes the blood vessels in your lungs to dilate. This improves cleaning and tissue repair within them and helps them exchange gases more easily. Our 60-acre site sits on the shores of tranquil Upper Lough Erne, with plenty of fresh air available!

Fun Activities for Older Kids - Kayaking

You will exercise for longer

Research shows that those who exercise outdoors burn 10% more calories when they walk or run than they do when they work out on a treadmill at the same speed. Once you get out at Share Discovery Village and start doing all the outdoor activities available, you will completely lose track of time. From kayaking to orienteering, the time will fly by in the stunning surroundings of upper Lough Erne.

Boost in vitamin D levels

Vitamin D is a hugely beneficial vitamin that can promote healthy bones, regulate insulin levels and support immune, brain and nerve health. Your daily vitamin D intake can be gathered within even a 30-minute daily outdoor activity! 

At Share Discovery Village, we love nothing more than seeing the smiles on our visitors’ faces. It is clear to see the benefits of outdoor physical activities immediately! We promise you won’t regret staying at Share Discovery Village. With the many activities we have to offer and our fantastic accommodation for you to wind down in after a very adventurous day.

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