Environment Pack a picnic 22.06.18

Published on June 22nd, 2018 | by Jasmine Evans

Pack a Picnic this #FeelGoodFriday

Summer is here, bringing longer days and brighter sunshine. What better time than now to brighten up your smiles too by hopping into the car and enjoying an outdoor meal with your family and friends? Pack a picnic this #FeelGoodFriday.

Due to unforeseeable circumstances of the modern world, people are spending less time outdoors. With busy work schedules and improvements in technology, many of us neglect the benefits that eating and socialising in the sunshine can bring. Instead, more people are turning to social media to connect with family and friends, or just can’t seem to tear their children away from spending endless hours behind the gaming console.

This article will list the top benefits of spreading the picnic blanket and making the most of a lovely summer day.

1.      Being Outdoors

Firstly, spending time in the great outdoors, engaging with nature and breathing fresh air with a spectacular view can help improve your mental wellbeing. For children, spending time outdoors can be extremely beneficial as it can help educate them about the different species of plants and animals in their area. Sir David Attenborough would definitely back this up!

Not only will being outdoors improve your mental health, breathing in fresh air can also be beneficial for those with respiratory problems.

2.      Family Bonding

Quality time spent with family is often placed on the back seat. In the fast-paced lifestyles of today, people often have limited time for maintaining relationships with those they love. Therefore, having a picnic with your family or friends can help you to stay engaged with one another, have fun, and provide an important sense of belonging.

3.      Self Reflection

Picnics don’t always require company to be enjoyed. Just like picnics are important for bonding with others, they are also great for bonding with yourself. Pack a picnic today and enjoy some downtime in a peaceful location.

4.      Picnics Encourage Healthy Eating Habits

Meals prepared at home are often healthier and more nutritious than those bought at a restaurant. With a picnic, you can effectively combine healthy eating and eating-out in one. Preparing healthy picnic foods which well-balanced and full of variety will keep picnic eaters interested, and can even promote healthy eating habits to children.

This #FeelGoodFriday, make time to pack a picnic. With so many Catering supplies available at the Post Office Shop, from snacks and refreshments to disposable crockery and cutlery, you can plan a picnic whatever your budget.

Whether its during your lunch break with colleagues or with your family after school, enjoying a picnic could help improve your own life and others too.

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