We are well into the outdoor season here in the UAE and what better way to enjoy the weather than to go on an outdoor adventure. The UAE is not short of adventure spots to experience; blessed with craggy hills, deep wadis and rolling sand dunes, the outdoor landscape is definitely not to be missed. Here are 5 reasons why you should check out what the local landscape has to offer.
Just like any team sport, heading outdoors with a group of adventure-seekers will have you bonding in no time. So if you’re a beginner, look around for amateur clubs in rock climbing and trekking, or head for the waters, join a boating club and start getting active outside, and you’ll soon be building long-lasting friendships in a fun and challenging environment.
Staying healthy and fit is easy when you’re out and about exploring, as you challenge your body in a completely different way. You’ll find that walking over a mountain ridge or along the sand will be more physically intense than exercising on a treadmill. So instead of counting the calories you’ve burned on a machine, head out, make the most of the scenery, and start hiking the varied terrains to get in shape and get active on a different level.
Exercise produces endorphins which give you a natural energy boost, and when combined with fresh air, wide-open spaces and an adrenaline-fueled sport, you’ll be feeling a natural rush as you explore the outdoors. You could also rally your friends and family for a camping session overnight to replenish your mental energy, gain clarity and improve emotional health.
We all get caught up in our daily routines with our use of smartphones and technology, and heading outdoors will force you to get rid of those distractions — even if only temporarily. Any time spent outside is always therapy for the brain and with activities like rock climbing and trekking thrown into the mix, you’ll be working your grey matter to stay focused and sharp. Studies have also shown that getting immersed in the outdoors boosts creativity, so if you’re looking to unlock your imagination, taking in a bit of nature is definitely the way to go.
Taking some time out from your hectic schedule is really important to do on a regular basis — to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and simply focus on you. Whether it’s trekking the trails or climbing the hills, you’ll naturally build your self-confidence with each session as you continually challenge yourself in the outdoor environment. Moreover, travelling into the unknown and tackling it head-on is a definite boost to your self-esteem as you take yourself out of your comfort zone, and whether it’s an experience shared with friends, or reaching a personal best, your focus for the trip will simply be you and the outdoors.
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