The start of summer has officially arrived. Between vacations, barbeques, outdoor sports and more time spent outside the office, this can be the most relaxing season of the year. To get the most stress-relieving benefits out of these next few months, bring tension-busting activities like cardio exercise, meditation and yoga outside: Access to green space has been linked with less stress, while exposure to sunlight might also reduce blood pressure and improve overall health, according to a small study published earlier this year.
Click through the slideshow below for six ways to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress during the summer season, then tell us: What's your favorite outdoor stress reliever? Share your thoughts in the comments below or tweet @HealthyLiving.