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Celebrating National Outdoors Month in York County

Monday, July 02, 2018

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York County has so many beautiful outdoor spaces where residents can go for a walk, ride their bike, have a picnic or throw the ball around with their kids. These parks, trails and meetings spots have a special place in our history and in the memories of those who call our area home. Since we celebrate National Outdoors Day in June, this is an excellent time to have fun outside. Here are a few reasons to grab your hat and spend time outdoors this weekend:

#1 You can prevent disease

According to research coming out of Harvard, spending time outdoors will increase your vitamin D levels. By doing so regularly, you could lower your risk of developing cancer, osteoporosis, and having a stroke.

#2 Your mood will improve

Spending time in the natural sunlight is a significant mood booster. Even taking a walk at lunch can do a lot to improve your mood and give you more energy.

#3 This is a fun way to exercise

If spending time at the gym does not sound very exciting, aim for an outdoor workout instead. Going for a run, playing ball, swimming, and hiking can all be excellent forms of exercise and a lot of fun at the same time.

Where to Go in York County

Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to spend time outside in York County. Here are just a few of the parks, trials, and outdoor spaces to visit this weekend:

York County also has six campgrounds, two trail systems, a skatepark, two pools, tennis courts and a Frisbee golf course.  

To get directions or learn more about the many outdoor recreation opportunities available in York County, click here.

References

https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/a-prescription-for-better-health-go-alfresco

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-spending-more-time-outside-is-healthy-2017-7#walking-in-nature-could-improve-your-short-term-memory-1

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02225.x a

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