The Benefits of Working Outdoors

Spending time outdoors is one of life’s simple pleasures. While working may not fall in the same category, working outdoors can certainly be appealing over the alternative of being stuck in an office all day. Now that Weston Common is open in Downtown San Antonio, you have a chance to experience all of the benefits of working outdoors for yourself today.

In this post, we’ll not only tell you more about those benefits, but we’ll also elaborate on the features and amenities you can enjoy at Weston Common.

The Benefits of Working Outdoors

You can probably imagine the kind of benefits that come from doing physical work outdoors. Not only are you moving your body and getting fresh air, but you also get to be one with nature and get some vitamin D. But what if you don’t have a physical job but you still want to try working outside? There are still all kinds of benefits to doing so!

Here are four science-backed benefits of working outdoors from Prime Staffing:

“Enhanced Happiness: Our moods are connected to our environment so it should come as no surprise that research shows that spending time outdoors can affect our happiness. By having a positive shift in our mood, we improve the symptoms of depression and anxiety or reduce the risks altogether.

Reduced Pain: Being outdoors also contributes to naturally lowering pain for an inflammation in our bodies, which includes back and muscle pain.

Increase Energy: Our environment helps set the tone for our energy, so it is easy to understand that being outside of an office makes us more energetic.

Stress Relief: The benefits of spending time outdoors is similar to the benefits we receive from meditation. We can naturally lower the level of stress we have, which can positively affect the brain and the body, while lowering blood pressure and heart rate.”

Additionally, a 2018 survey (the L.L. Bean 2018 Work and the Outdoors survey) asked “individuals who worked indoors about their thoughts on changing their work environment to being outdoors. Approximately 87% of employees who worked indoors stated that they would enjoy working outdoors more. Of the indoors workers surveyed, more than half, 57%, spend less than 30 minutes outside during their working hours”

Your New Favorite Space in Downtown San Antonio

All of these benefits sound pretty great, don’t they? If you’re ready to experience these benefits for yourself, we encourage you to do so at Weston Common! This 12,500 square-foot outdoor space in Downtown San Antonio is the perfect place to go. One of the primary goals in the creation of this space was making it comfortable and convenient for people to work outdoors.

As such, it includes:

  • Plenty of outdoor seating
  • High-speed internet access
  • Charging stations
  • Shaded areas
  • Access to food and drinks

Try Working Outdoors at Weston Common

It’s not only working outdoors you can enjoy at Weston Common either! Each week, there are a number of private and public events to take part in, including live music, farmer’s markets, movie nights, and fitness classes. The space is open to the public as well as Weston Centre tenants. Don’t miss it!