When the clouds clear after a long, dreary winter, most of our thoughts turn to enjoying the great outdoors. We start planning camping trips, hiking excursions, and weekends at the coast. And if we can’t spare the time away to embark on extended getaways, chances are excellent that we’ll at least initiate a backyard BBQ or invite some of our favorite people to go for a picnic lunch.
We all know how nice picnics can be: what could be better than dining in the great outdoors when the birds are chirping, the squirrels are playing tag, and the rhododendrons are exploding into color?
As it turns out, eating outside is good for more than just a change of lunchtime scenery. It’s also good for your health. Unless you’re picnicking on soda and deep-fried Twinkies, in which case, stop that.