Walking- why bother?
Whilst researching the benefits of walking, I found a lot of organisations and groups concentrated on the physical benefits of walking.
Yes, you benefit hugely physically, but your mental health also gets a massive boost. Even a short wander to the shops and back can be enough to give you that boost.
On one of our group walks you will-
- Connect– It’s clear that social relationships are critical for promoting wellbeing and for acting as a buffer against mental ill health for people of all ages.
- Learn– The practice of setting goals, which is related to adult learning in particular, has been strongly associated with higher levels of wellbeing.
- Be Active– Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups.
- Take notice– Studies have shown that being aware of what is taking place in the present directly enhances your well-being and savouring ‘the moment’ can help to reaffirm your life priorities.
- Give– Participation in social and community life has attracted a lot of attention in the field of wellbeing research.