Planning your retirement is never an easy task. Whether you know exactly what you want to do or are worried about the years ahead, one thing is true, your retirement is your opportunity to start living out your best years.

If you truly want to make the most of it, there’s one place above all that will help keep you happy, energised and ready to make the most of your retirement. This is being close to nature.

Not convinced? Here are the top 3 reasons why you should get back to nature when you retire.

1. It’s a perfect spot to relax

There’s nothing like being in nature. And after the busy hustle and bustle of your life, we think you deserve some time to yourself to really take a breath and relax.

In fact, recent studies have shown that being in nature not only helps us relax and switch off but also reduces stress levels and releases endorphins that make us happier.

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2. It does wonders for your health

Over the years, being outdoors and surrounded by nature has been found to help ease many mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. This is particularly important in retirement years as it is throughout your life, as making the change into your retirement is a big impact on your life.

Being in nature not only helps with your mental health but also helps with your physical health as well.

This is because it helps boost your immune system, keeping your body in check and able to fight off illnesses. So, you’ll not only feel better out in nature but also be more ready to keep common colds and flues at bay – so you’re more active and ready to make your retirement really count.

3. It keeps you energised and ready to tackle your retirement

Going out for a walk in nature is a perfect way to engage in light, everyday exercise to give you the energy to carry out everything you want to achieve in your retirement and keep your body in its best condition.

This is particularly important for those who are retiring from high-energy jobs, who will need something extra to ensure they stay fit, strong and healthy. Currently, it’s recommended that to keep at your best, you should partake in moderate exercise for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

So, a brisk morning walk in the fresh air may be the perfect thing you need to ensure that you live out your retirement to the best.