How can exercise improve your physical and mental health?
Regular exercise to improve physical health is a given. But taking regular walks to improve mental health is not so embedded.
The simple act of placing one foot after another creates a rhythm with your breathing that relaxes your mind, helping you to cope with stress, solve problems and even plan magazines!
E is for Exercise ©Lynn Hatzius
If you walk regularly, you are likely to use roughly the same route. Try to notice the differences each time you walk – the changing seasons, new species of flower, insect or bird, a quirky vignette of life.
Regular short walks will help improve your physical and mental wellbeing ©Getty
A regular walk will build your fitness, give space to your mind and sharpen your observation skills.
Find out how walking in the countryside boosts self esteem here.