Taking walks in Canada’s beautiful trails and being among nature creates many positive impacts both physically and mentally.
The benefits of adding a weekly nature walk into your schedule are so great that we wanted to go through a few of them.
Without a doubt the hardest part of almost every outing is in just getting started! The body — in its never ending effort to maintain balance — creates inertia to change and effort that often gets in the way.
Start by setting aside time in your life for wellness.
Making it a positive event is a great place to start.Our systems are designed to pull back from the uncomfortable, so the simple step of embracing and getting excited for the adventure make it much easier to get started.
With a little effort, you will quickly see the benefits and value of taking a few extra steps in your day. It often creates a cascade of positive changes in both habits, choices in what you eat and how you look at the world. Almost sounds too good to be true, don’t you think? Well, it is not!
Pay attention to the smaller details and make a goal of noticing something new on each walk.
Yes, not every walk is going to be a 10 out of 10 for beautify and serenity. But, if you pay attention to the smaller details, the call of the gold finch, the flap of geese flying overhead, the warmth of the sun, the smell of pine trees all connect us to the world we are so often separated from in our daily lives.
Getting outdoors and enjoying the beauty that Canada has to offer is such a positive step in wellness, we wanted to showcase some of the many reason for going for a good walk.
- Walking and movement in general promotes healing
- It aids circulation and keeps the heart healthy
- It feeds the cells in the body including the power plants that help us move (mitochondria)
- A brisk walk keeps you younger and makes you more resilient
- It helps with depression and melts the cares of the day away
We would love to hear about an awesome walk that you went on. Enjoy the summer and get out there…
Get out today and take that first step. Find a local trail in your Canadian neighborhood and experience the positive effects in your life.