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Falls City 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. Still, we find that they are often underutilized. 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.

#4 Spending time outdoors can improve your focus

Studies have found that children who spend time outdoors are able to focus better in the classroom. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that even a short walk in the woods can increase concentration by 20 percent.

#5 Being outdoors can reduce fatigue

Those who constantly feel tired, may need to spend time outside. It can help people to feel more refreshed and alert.

Where to Go in Falls City

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

Falls City Aquatic Park

Grab the kids and the sunscreen before heading to the Falls City Aquatic Park for an afternoon of fun in the sun. This is no ordinary swimming pool. Instead, visitors will find a daring waterslide, lanes for lap swim, and a large pool for recreational swimming.

Itha Krumme Memorial Arboretum

Surrounded by lush trees, the Itha Krumme Memorial Arboretum provides a fantastic place to sit quietly and read a book, eat lunch or simply relax. With plenty of seating and shade, this is an idea spot for most of the year.

Stanton Lake Park

This community gem is a local treasure and popular destination for families looking to spend a relaxing afternoon together. With a beautiful lake where locals can fish, take a stroll, or have a picnic with an incredible view. The historic Candlelight Cabin is also here, attracting tourists to the area.

To get directions or learn more about the many outdoor recreation opportunities available in Falls City, 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