Out of Your Comfort Zone

We are Providers of Outdoor Adventurous Activities, Gorge Walking, Coasteering, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Survival Skills, Mountain Biking and Mountaineering. Out of Your Comfort Zone Ltd CIC is run by Steve Rees (Cert Ed) a Former Royal Marine Commando and Former Royal Green Jacket Chris Beal both are Highly Qualified Lecturers in Clinical Exercise Prescription and Adventurous Guides. We are Proud Supporters of The Royal Marine Charity and help support PTSD Suffers from Military Conflict. Out of Your Comfort Zone is a Community Interest Company No : 10288901. Registered Office Address : Ordman House 31, Arden Close, Bradley Stoke, Bristol. BS32 8AX

Another Health benefit from spending more time Outdoors

 Do you think your STRESSED? There is a Healing Potential in the Outdoors waiting for you.

There’s something inherently healing about spending time outdoors, this can be related to the exposure we get from natural daylight.

A Clear path equals a Clear Mind
A Clear path equals a Clear Mind

Over the past years of study research has shown us that even leisurely walks outdoors can help lead to:

  • 4% decrease in the stress hormone cortisol
  • 7% decrease in sympathetic nerve activity (also known as “fight-or-flight” behaviours)
  • 4% decrease in blood pressure
  • 8% decrease in heart rate

Also research shows, for instance, that older adults who spend more time outdoors have less pain, sleep better and have less functional decline in their ability to carry out their daily activities [According to research published in Biopsychosocial Medicine].

Early morning natural day light
Early morning natural day light

You’ve probably already experienced this. If you’re have you ever gone for a walk outside when you have been stressed out at home or in the office, I bet it helped you feel a lot better, it’s amazing what a quick walk outside can do for you.

Research has proven that after taking part in brief walks outdoors either in the evening after work, or study times or even at the weekends, that people have reported that their stress levels seem to have reduced.

“A 2013 study reported that taking a walk in a green area can put the brain in a meditative state, with results so profound they showed up on EEG (electroencephalography) recordings”.

The Early Morning Blue Skies
The Early Morning Blue Skies

We at Out of Your Comfort Zone, use the Outdoor environment not just for adventure but also to help people experience a more relaxing time in an environment that they may not visit as often as they wish.

You probably already know that hours of staring at the computer or TV monitor are bad for your eyes. Researchers have and scientists have recently reported that particularly with children that too much time indoors can create irreversible changes in the eyes and that young people are these days spending more time indoors than that back in the 1980’s and 1970’s.

Time outdoors is good for adult eyes and the more time we spend with the screen, the more likely we are to suffer dry eye syndrome.By going outside and allowing our eyes to focus on something more distant allows us to exercise different muscles in the back of our eyes and allows the eyes to relax and recover.

A Waterfall so BIG you can walk under it without getting too wet
A Waterfall so BIG you can walk under it without getting too wet

Our days out in the Welsh Mountains are enjoyable, relaxed and fun with an educational feel that will help you gain more knowledge of this stunning environment that surrounds us.





PTSD Research funded by NATO update..

Updated NATO Research Project Continue reading “PTSD Research funded by NATO update..”

A day on Tryfan in North Wales

An early start leaving Cardiff at 0600, and after a long drive arriving at the Campsite situated at the bottom of Tryfan called Gwern Gof Isaf. Continue reading “A day on Tryfan in North Wales”

Rock Climbing Skills Weekend, North Wales

Personal Proficiency on the Crags
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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Outdoor Programmes

With the Outdoor Life becoming more popular thanks to Social Media, the Internet and TV shows showing people that there is more to life then just work and No Play. Continue reading “Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Outdoor Programmes”

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