Taking a picnic not only allows you to enjoy the beauty of the nature around you but also gives you quality one on one time with the person your sharing the meal with. There are also many health benefits of taking a picnic and Hermann, Mo offers many ideal spots to do just that. On your next three or more night signature stay at Hermann Hill take the picnic you deserve with a complimentary picnic lunch that includes a insulated picnic bag, Chef Rhonda’s homemade artisan sandwiches and chips — also a $10 in Hermann voucher to be used at local shops and wineries. Why not take the time to get out and take a picnic while reaping the benefits. According to Health Fitness Revolution, some of these benefits include:
Rejuvenation: Spending time outdoors, basking in nature, breathing fresh air and enjoying a great view. The pure air invigorates you and leaves you feeling rejuvenated.
Family bonding: Spending time with family is always a great bonding experience. Staying engaged with your family and friends can help build stronger bonds and foster warmth, security and love, as well as feelings of belonging.
Enables communication: Since picnics often take place in warm environments, the tendency to participate in relaxing small talk is high. Simply keeping updated on what is going on in other people’s lives and learning what their plans can improve relationships. Conversations during the meal provide opportunities for the party to bond, plan, connect and learn from one another.
Grants time for self-reflection: While picnics offer many social benefits, you don’t have to spend the entire time chatting up a storm. Picnics offer an excellent opportunity for you to spend time meditating about your life, the decisions you have made and the decisions you will make.
Foster healthy eating habits: Meals prepared and eaten at home are usually more nutritious and healthy than eating out and particularly so for when you bring food for a picnic.
Mood booster: Eating lunch outdoors is a natural mood booster. You can be amazed how much the lack of sun in your body can affect you mood. There’s something about fresh air, sunshine, or a nice breeze that just puts you in good mood and motivates you making you want to get some exercise.
Relieves stress: Picnics are a great stress buster as it helps reduce the stress and anxiety related to work and home. Being an adult isn’t always easy and it’s great to be able to ease up on the responsibility from time to time by lounging in the sunlight.