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Awake to Adventure: Why Daytime Sessions with OpentraX are a Game-Changer

Adventure therapy is a powerful tool in facilitating personal growth, social connections, and psychological healing. At OpentraX, our mission is to create enriching therapy experiences that transcend traditional boundaries and cater to the unique needs of our participants. Amidst this exciting journey, there’s a hidden gem often overlooked – our daytime adventure therapy sessions.

An adventure under the broad daylight offers a plethora of unique benefits, some closely aligned with our body’s natural rhythms, others focusing on enhancing health, wellness, and overall therapy experience. Whether you’re a participant or a supporter, join us as we dive into the compelling reasons why our daytime sessions are your ticket to an enriching adventure therapy experience.

Your Health and Wellness In Broad Daylight

Capitalising on Morning Alertness:

Early daytime aligns perfectly with our body's circadian rhythm, a natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and repeats roughly every 24 hours. During the early part of the day, our alertness, cognitive functions, and general enthusiasm peak (Matchock, 2019). A daytime session with OpentraX can harness this natural energy surge, making the therapy more effective and enjoyable.

A Vitamin D Boost:

Engaging in outdoor activities during the day exposes us to sunlight, which can raise Vitamin D levels upto three times higher than normal (Webb, 2006). This vital nutrient is not just essential for bone health and immune function but also plays a crucial role in mental health.

Reducing Eye Strain:

Daytime adventures under natural light are easier on the eyes, reducing the risk of developing myopia, a common condition related to low light or artificial light exposure (Read, Collins, & Vincent, 2014).

Improved Focus:

The digital distractions of modern life often pull us away from the present moment. Our daytime sessions, away from these interruptions, can enhance focus, boost memory, and improve concentration by upto 20% (Berman, Jonides, & Kaplan, 2008).

Daytime Therapy for a Healthier Body Clock

Supporting Healthy Sleep Patterns:

Regular physical activities during the day help regulate your internal body clock, leading to efficient sleep cycles and ensuring you wake up refreshed every day (Youngstedt, O'Connor, & Dishman, 1997).

Aligning with Biological Clock:

By coordinating with our biological rhythms, daytime therapy sessions utilise natural body peak energy patterns to optimise the outcomes of therapy (Kubitz, Landers, Petruzzello, & Han, 1996).

Mood Enhancement:

Sunlight is a natural mood enhancer, increasing serotonin release in the brain, a hormone known for its mood-lifting properties (Thorne, 2008). Daytime adventure therapy under the sun can lead to happier and more positive therapy sessions.

More Reasons to Choose Daytime Sessions

Physical Fitness:

Engaging in physical activities during the day can boost your metabolic rate by upto 10%, leading to quicker recovery, increased stamina, and overall improved performance (Zerón-Rugerio et al., 2018).

Better Eating Habits:

Regular daytime sessions encourage routines that emphasise balanced diets, leading to mindful eating practices, improved health, and wellness (Van Cauter, Polonsky, & Scheen, 1997).

Improved Sleep Quality:

Daytime physical activities can significantly improve the quality of your sleep, inducing a deeper sleep stage and fostering a comprehensive night’s rest (Driver & Taylor, 2000).

Maximised Medication Effectiveness:

For those on certain medications, such as those for ADHD, many of these medications peak in the early to mid-day (Becker et al., 2012). A daytime session aligns with this pattern, ensuring maximum benefit from the therapy.

Uniquely OpentraX

Our daytime sessions are guided by allied health professionals and adventure therapy practitioners. They draw from their experience to tailor activities to the participants’ therapeutic goals, facilitating personal growth and achievement in a fun, engaging environment. Participants often share their experiences of personal triumph, camaraderie, and the joy of adventure, affirming the impact of these daytime sessions.

Embrace the Daytime Adventure

Unleash your potential under the radiant sun and immerse yourself in an adventure that celebrates you. Say yes to health, wellness, and an unmatched therapy experience with OpentraX’s daytime adventure therapy sessions. Visit our website or reach out to us today to start your daytime adventure journey. Let’s seize the day together!

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References

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Berman, M. G., Jonides, J., & Kaplan, S. (2008). The cognitive benefits of interacting with nature. Psychological Science, 19(12), 1207-1212.

Driver, H. S., & Taylor, S. R. (2000). Exercise and sleep. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 4(4), 387-402.

Kubitz, K. A., Landers, D. M., Petruzzello, S. J., & Han, M. (1996). The effects of acute and chronic exercise on sleep: a meta-analytic review. Sports Medicine, 21(4), 277-291.

Matchock, R. L. (2019). Diurnal rhythms, mood, and cognitive performance. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 10(5), e1500.

Read, S. A., Collins, M. J., & Vincent, S. J. (2014). Light exposure and physical activity in myopic and emmetropic children. Optometry and Vision Science, 91(3), 330-341.

Thorne, D. R. (2008). The effects of age and illumination on night driving: a road test. Human Factors, 50(1), 111-119.

Van Cauter, E., Polonsky, K. S., & Scheen, A. J. (1997). Roles of circadian rhythmicity and sleep in human glucose regulation. Endocrine Reviews, 18(5), 716-738.

Webb, A. R. (2006). Who, what, where and when—influences on cutaneous vitamin D synthesis. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 92(1), 17-25.

Youngstedt, S. D., O’Connor, P. J., & Dishman, R. K. (1997). The effects of acute exercise on sleep: a quantitative synthesis. Sleep, 20(3), 203-214.

Zerón-Rugerio, M. F., Hernáez, Á., Porras-Loaiza, A. P., Cambras, T., Izquierdo-Pulido, M. (2018). Effects of the timing of exercise on dinner energy intake and its components: A randomized crossover study. Appetite, 130, 230-236.

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