I have an outdoorsy friend (Zoe) who's promoting a good idea. She encourages everyone to go outdoors for one hour a day (or as frequently as possible). I like Zoe's suggestion -- being outdoors is healthy and fun. Modern life cloisters us indoors, often in simulated and mediated realities (e.g., television; Internet) which disconnect us from the natural world. Plus, almost everyone in developed societies suffers from Vitamin D deficiency which can be easily remedied by sunlight.
Benefits to our physical health and mental attitude from being outdoors are immediate and dramatic. Today it was a challenge to venture out in 17-degree chill but I was up to the task and walked around the neighborhood with enthusiasm.
Zoe doesn't say anything about wearing bright red sneakers when you go out; they are my idea. After a few moments in the cold, they matched my cheeks. :-)
How often do you go outdoors?