The age-old saying “A little fresh air is good for you” isn’t just a phrase coined by moms everywhere since the beginning of time. In fact, the common expression has gained significant credibility through scientific verification over the last several decades. For example, a recent study conducted by the University of East Anglia found that people who spend time outdoors or live close to nature have a reduced risk of type II diabetes, heart diseases, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure.
Taking time to immerse yourself in an outdoor space is an essential self-care practice, and our Aeropex headphones are equipped with the most advanced bone conduction technology, premium sound quality, and a comfortable open-fit design to keep you hands-free while you chill out. Check out the best outdoor spaces for using your Aeropex and keep the good vibes going!
At the Park
If you live in a populated or urban area, parks serve as the perfect oasis from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In addition to being a full departure from a concrete environment, parks are a low-cost (or no-cost) way to take a mini-mental vacation whenever wanderlust or cabin fever hits you hard.
Parks are also full of ambient noises like birds chirping, children playing in the distance, and the soft footsteps of runners as they pass by that are just too calming to tune out. That’s where your Aeropex come in! Find a bench, sync up your Aeropex, and enjoy a calming, mindful moment of reflection. Not sure where to find your nearest park? Use this park finder to locate one in seconds!
Near a Pool, Lake, or Ocean
Being near water, or even just the sight of a body of water, creates a profound calming effect in many people, and this phenomenon has been scientifically proven. According to author and marine biologist Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D., the sight, sound, and proximity to water can improve mental health, improve overall relaxation, and help promote better cognitive processing.
Take a walk to your nearest water source (your apartment pool, a neighbourhood creek, or a local lakefront) and enjoy some quiet time with your favourite audiobook in stereo sound without missing out on the ambiance around you. Landlocked? Luckily, channelling your favourite water-based happy place is easy even when there’s no beachfront in-sight.
Thanks to meditation apps like Calm, you can play ocean sounds, babbling brook acoustics, and more on your Aeropex to transport yourself somewhere calming from your desk, the driver’s seat during rush hour, or literally anywhere else.
On a Balcony or Rooftop
In the United States, more than 80 percent of the population lives in urban areas. This means that most people are more likely to have access to a rooftop or balcony than a sprawling nature preserve or a local greenbelt. And that’s OK!
Step out onto the upper deck of your office parking garage or get cozy on your apartment balcony and use your Aeropex to tune into a motivating podcast (like our most recent Making It AfterShokz podcast episode featuring ultrarunner Jeff Browning) for a quick and uplifting reset during a stressful or busy day.
If quiet moments for meditation are more your thing, head up to a rooftop during sunset to take in the stunning scenery while you practice breathing exercises and improve breathing techniques over time.
At a Botanical Garden
It’s no secret that adding plants to your home or office helps to improve air quality and mental health, but did you know those benefits carry over to outdoor natural spaces as well? Visiting a botanical garden with your Aeropex is also a great way to curate your self-guided experience. Cue up a classical or LoFi playlist and browse the garden’s flora and fauna to your own soundtrack.
For those who live in metropolitan areas, visiting botanical gardens are an accessible way to transport yourself to a lush paradise without needing to take vacation time or paying hefty travel bills. Check out this Travel Channel list of the best botanical gardens in the United States and plan a trip!
In Your Backyard
Backyards are sacred spaces. Not only are they gathering places for summer cookouts and personal acreage for beloved family pets, but backyards are also a little slice of nature right at your doorstep. The beauty of a backyard is that it’s 100-percent your space, meaning it can literally become the outdoor happy place of your dreams.
Whether you’re digging in the home garden or laying poolside with your pup, channelling all the chill vibes in your backyard is a breeze when you have your Aeropex at-the-ready. With the help of our signature open-ear design, you can enjoy the comforting sounds of your community while you play a podcast, live stream a sports game, or shuffle albums.
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