We need some exercise, and if you don’t like going to the gym or following a home workout, a walk is easy enough. And when you need a bit of an energy boost you can go to nature!
We spend most of our days indoors, working, and at home, and it’s sometimes difficult to find the time and energy to get up and go out for a walk. If you have a dog, you’re probably forced to go out for a walk every day.
Even if you do find the time for the gym, you might be missing out on the benefits of getting outdoors! Here are some benefits to convince you to grab your trainers and go for a walk you never knew you needed!
It gets the blood pumping.
Walking is a great form of exercise because it gets your blood pumping. While you’re walking, you don’t even realize that your brain is getting some well-oxygenated blood which is great, especially if you suffer from any mental illness.
It relieves stress
Our lifestyles in the city are quite stressful; being surrounded by it every day adds to our already under stress. Taking some time away to escape in nature gives you a sense of relief.
It could be because you’re finally getting a break from the busy city life or that you just need to recharge in nature. All the things you can see out in nature can also distract your busy mind and give you a break from overthinking!
It can improve your memory.
Research has shown that walking in nature can improve your short-term memory. It must be because you’re clearing up the brain fog and paying attention to your surroundings instead of the sounds of cars rushing by.
It can help with laziness.
Whether it’s just metal fatigue or just being lazy, being outdoors is going to force you to move; even if you take a few steps out into the great outdoors, you’re going to be forced to walk back! Even if you’re complaining every step of the way, at least you’re up!
Reconnecting with nature by taking in the sights and sounds gives your brain the stimulation it needs to reenergize you. Sometimes all your body needs is a change of scenery to boost you.
Nature is wonderful and has the ability to make you feel reconnected and recharged! Even if it’s a bit out of your way, you should try to take the time to go out into nature, even just to sit there and take it in!
All you need to do is go out and take a minute just to absorb how wonderful everything around you is. You might even enjoy it so much you take it on as a weekly activity.
Dr Saadiqah Hajat