Why you should indulge in nature walks?

Reviewing top benefits of nature walks

Why you should indulge in nature walks?

Almost everyone knows that walking in the nature offers a good feeling. But there are studies that have shown the benefits of nature walks aren’t limited to obtaining a good feeling, it also offers a good amount of health benefits.

Here are some of the key health benefits that one can obtain by getting indulged in nature walks.

It may help people with depression

Lots of studies have shown that people living near trees tend to have better mental health together with having a positive outcome. A study revealed that localities with more trees besides the footpaths had reduced rates of prescriptions needed for antidepressants. For those living in a city setting, it may be a little difficult to find areas with more trees and thus, taking nature walks would be a wise decision for them.

It may make the brain work better

Walking through nature trails has been found to help learning and memory. According to research, kids playing and learning in forest environments demonstrate some cognitive skills better and can evaluate risks better compared to children educated in enclosed spaces. The biggest thing about outdoor education is that it helps the kids learn about the significance of forests, how to take care of them, and how they aid the planet.

There are lots of other benefits like reduced stress, lowered blood pressure, etc. one can gain by indulging in nature walks. The natural world also lets both creativity and sensitivity blossom, apart from offering the health benefits mentioned here.

 

 

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Have you ever taken part in nature walks? Share your experience with me in the comments section below. To take the conversation further, you can also get in touch with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. To have a valuable read, be sure to check out my book From Despair to Hope and Healing: One Woman’s Journey in Poem.

 

References:

Locke, Robert. “7 Amazing Health Benefits of Walking in the Woods You Probably Don’t Know.” Lifehack, Accessed July 1, 2019. https://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/7-amazing-health-benefits-walking-the-woods-you-probably-dont-know.html

Ward, Deborah. “5 Ways Walking in Nature Benefits Sensitive People.” Psychology Today, April 26, 2014. https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/sense-and-sensitivity/201404/5-ways-walking-in-nature-benefits-sensitive-people

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