Whether it’s going for a run, swimming laps, or kicking a soccer ball with friends, exercise provides peace of mind, time to decompress, and supports a long, healthy and active life. What better way to beat the stresses of college life than by taking the time to break a sweat. Wherever you are, the outdoors offers plenty of awesome options: biking, running, kayaking, hiking, or surfing, the list is endless. Physical activity that gets you outside helps clear your mind, fulfill your daily dose of Vitamin D, and enhances your connection to the environment. Several studies reveal that exercising amidst nature, even for as little as 10 to 15 minutes a day, will leave you feeling rejuvenated, increases productivity and enhances mental health. And while your doing it, give back to the earth and choose sustainable exercise clothing and gear made from materials such as organic cotton or hemp and don’t forget your reusable water bottle!