5 Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

Sunshine, trees, the breeze, and rustling leaves – what’s not to love about being immersed in nature? According to studies, the experience of time outdoors heals us. Outdoor activities improve our mood, immunity, and overall health.

Whether you like to go outside for an easy stroll, a run, or just to lay out on the beach – being out in nature will improve your health. Combine nature with physical activity and seriously bolster your immune system and your mental well-being (What a great way to feed two birds with one scone!)

A silver lining in our global situation these past few years has been an increase in outdoor activities. The benefits of nature have been helping to heal our hearts and health in uncertain and stressful times. Participation in hiking from 2019 to 2020 rose by over 8%. Getting back to nature has been helping the population stay healthy and happy.

What are some of the benefits of being outdoors?

  • Time Spent in Nature Reduces Stress

     A research study from Cornell found that college students felt more content after spending just 10 minutes outdoors. Science Daily quotes lead author Gen Meredith, “The impetus for this work is a movement toward prescribing time in nature as a way to prevent or improve stress and anxiety, while also supporting physical and mental health outcomes.” This research suggests that the benefits of being in nature are strong enough to be prescribed by physicians! With no side effects, a daily dose of outdoor activity is safe for everyone.
  • Outdoor Time Improves Mental Health

    Other researchers have similar findings in children and people of all ages. In Denmark, studies consistently show that children who live and spend time in green spaces are less likely to experience mental health disorders and depression throughout their lives. In addition, nature may give us a sense of purpose, a reason to be kind, and improved overall outlook on day-to-day life experiences. 
  • Being Outside Improves Brain Function

    Exposure to natural settings and time spent in nature increases attention and creativity. Need to get your creative juices flowing for a big project? Maybe going outside to soak up some rays and listen to the breeze is all you need to succeed. The decompression you can experience from just ten minutes spent outdoors has the potential to fix your mental block and get your mind operating at its full capacity.

  • Spending Time In Nature Improves Sleep

    Sometimes we throw our circadian rhythm way off. Screens, time spent indoors, caffeine, stimulants, and other behaviors that we partake in on an average day are all culprits here. But, spending time in nature, specifically camping, can help reset the clock! Makes sense, after all, for us to reconnect with the passage of time when we watch the sun rise and set.

  • Walking Outdoors is Anti-Inflammatory

    Researchers have shown that being outside may have benefits for the body as well. Light activity outdoors has been linked to a reduction in chronic pain and inflammation. Gentle exercise like walking can improve circulation, while the time spent in a green space can help reduce stress. The result? An overall improvement in general well-being and a useful and practical method of pain management.

A Serene Lifestyle

We do what we can to improve our physical and mental health. Spending time in nature is a simple way to support a healthy lifestyle. For those of us with a sweet tooth, you’ll be happy to know that cocoa has many of the same benefits as time spent outdoors. When making small tweaks to your lifestyle, consider more time in nature, and more delicious natural cocoa to improve your mood. Eating chocolate or cacao causes your body to produce serotonin, aka “the happiness hormone.” Cocoa is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. That’s what we like to call a super food!

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Plant Based Superfood Hot Cocoa
Plant Based Adaptogenic blend of hot cocoa
Ashwaganda, Cocoa bean, Maca root, Damiana, Ginseng are all plant based ingredients
Hot Sexy Cocoa Adaptogenic Blend of plant based superfood

Hot Sexy Cocoa Adaptogen Blend

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Delicious Cocoa with Adaptogens for Energy

 

Uplift Florae Hot Sexy Cocoa is a blend of herbs and adaptogens that help to reduce stress, assist in boosting stamina, and increasing physical performance.

  

Chocolate lovers rejoice! These delicious ingredients are blended to help make you feel good, look good, and perform at your best. Uplift Hot Sexy Cocoa deliciously delivers herbs to aid you in your day-to-day life.

  • VEGAN SUPERFOODS POWDER: All of our formulas are vegan, plant-based, ketogenic diet, and paleo diet friendly. Our formulas do not contain soy and are non-GMO.
  • GINSENG BENEFITS: Blend contains American, Korean, and Siberian Ginseng that may help with cognitive function, energy, and stamina.
  • DELICIOUS COCOA BLEND: Just add hot water for a tasty treat with added benefits, or blend with your coffee for an extra boost and a mocha treat!
  • ASHWAGANDHA POWDER: Ashwagandha is an adaptogen. Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurvedic blends with small studies showing that it helps the body cope with stress and may help induce sleep. The balancing effect may help with mood and can help with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidizing functions.
  • MADE IN THE USA: All Uplift Florae products are made in an FDA and USDA facility with ingredients mindfully curated from around the world. We blend and process all products in the United States in state-of-the-art facilities to guarantee safety and quality.

 

Cocoa (Theobroma cacao)

 

Cocoa beans aren’t just delicious. This “Food of the Gods” contains polyphenols and chemical compounds that offer profound benefits to the human body. Catechins are plant-based polyphenols with antioxidant properties. They are known to repair damage to cells.

 

Ashwagandha

 

Ayurvedic herbs like ashwagandha are getting a lot of hype these days. So, what can this root do for you? According to tradition, it’s a “rasayana,” an adaptogen that protects your nervous system from exterior stress. Today’s researchers confirm that this powerful herb increases performance, decreases cortisol, and increases muscle mass and VO2Max. Also, ashwagandha is used as a mood regulator and may protect you from getting into a funk.

 

Damiana Leaf

 

Research shows that bioactive components in Damiana Leaf are as effective as Valium for anxiety. If you’re looking to chill out, you might not need to take a “chill pill.” Go the natural route! Another plus is that damiana doesn’t make you sluggish. Instead, it is purported to boost physical stamina and possesses other stimulating effects.

 

Maca Root

 

Maca’s history is rooted in Peru. Studies suggest that it is quite beneficial for men’s health and vitality. As an adaptogen, it is said to help the body resist the effects of stress. It is also said to increase energy and boost physical strength.

 

American Ginseng

 

Panax quinquefolium is native to North America and has been commonly used for centuries. Today, researchers have proven its merit through double-blind studies. As it turns out, this little root has incredible nootropic capability. Cognitive function and working memory saw improvement with the regular use of American ginseng. And who doesn’t want a big sexy brain?

 

Korean Ginseng

 

Panax ginseng is also known as “Korean red.” Why do they call it the “King of all herbs”? Ginseng is used in traditional Chinese medicine to enhance libido and improve male sexual health. Modern research studies have confirmed the root’s ability to protect and improve the function of male reproductive organs.

 

Siberian Ginseng

 

Eleutherococcus senticosus – Siberian ginseng – the Devil’s bush. It has been used by Chinese herbalists for centuries. Recent research confirms that ingesting Siberian ginseng can improve performance and muscle mass.

 

Serving Suggestions

 

  • Make a hot sexy mocha

  • Mix with plant milk and serve over ice

  • Make hot sexy nice cream!


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Hot Sexy Cocoa is a powerhouse of mood-enhancing, soothing, and uplifting ingredients. With a cocoa bean base, you get all the delicious and intoxicating benefits of chocolate. To this, we added ashwagandha, a feel good adaptogen that combats stress and calms you down. Maca root and ginseng (three varieties) help to increase circulation, stamina, and mood. Put it all together and groove!

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Some simple ways to improve your life:


- Spend at least 10 minutes in nature daily
- Eat more chocolate
- Exercise outdoors when possible
- Explore green spaces in your city
- Garden!
- Go hiking, camping, or birdwatching

 For less stress and an uplifted mood, try to spend more time out in nature. Researchers have found myriad benefits to the fresh air, soothing sounds, sunshine, and more. Going outside helps us to decompress from screen time. A nice balance can truly help you to appreciate both. See you outside!

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