The Benefits of Getting Outdoors

Getting outdoors can be one of the healthiest things you do for both your body and your brain, according to many studies. While, many of the benefits are common knowledge, some of the results may surprise you.

VITAMIN D: “THE SUNSHINE VITAMIN” Statistics show we do not get enough of the “sunshine vitamin,” not only because of long periods indoors, but because Vitamin D doesn’t occur naturally in many foods. Unlike other vitamins, Vitamin D has many disease-fighting properties, protecting against everything from osteoporosis and depression to Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, heart attacks and strokes. The good news is that moderate, controlled time in the sun for short periods of time can give you all the Vitamin D you need. CLEANER AIR Studies have found the concentration of some pollutants is significantly higher indoors – sometimes 100 times higher or more Read more

2017: The year your New Year resolutions actually stick!

2016 has been a big one for many of us and like every year, we have the opportunity to say goodbye to an era and welcome the exciting things to come in 2017.

New Year’s Eve is a night to celebrate, drink too many bubbles, revel in the successes from the past 12 months, and cheers to saying so-long to those heavier, drearier 2016 memories and events.

Along with the symbolic nature of “in with the new and out with the old” the 31st of December has, it is also a time to set new goals for the future. From Best Doctors we want to wish you an incredible New Year and help make your goals happen!

A recent study conducted by the University of Scranton found that the associating a new goal to a specific time of year can increase success rates. Experts analysed the behavioural patterns of two groups of goal setters – one associating their resolutions to new years and the other to a random date during the year. After a 6 month period, 46% of the New Year resolution setters had successfully stuck to the change proposed in their life. Only a staggering 4% of those who had embarked on their challenge during a random time of the year continued to practice their Read more