Friday, 10 March 2017

Healthy Lifestyle....

We are all fully aware of how important it is to eat properly and exercise, but is that where it ends? In the process of hiking, biking and running, is there any time for the inner body health regime? What are you doing for your emotion, spiritual and mental health?  

The benefits of outdoor activities are considerable for your inner health IF you are actually noticing your surroundings, not so much if you are just obsessing about surpassing your best time. BREATHE. 

You can try and run off the stresses of your life, you can take a bike tour to a different location, or hike to the highest peak in the world, but you have to be "IN" the environment, smell it, feel it, see it, hear it.... become one with nature to have it nourish your soul.

If you make time to walk in the woods and see all there is to see, you will notice a calming effect come over you. Nature is a healer. 'Being in nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical well being, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. In addition, nature helps us cope with pain. Because we are genetically programmed to find trees, plants, water, and other nature elements engrossing, we are absorbed by nature scenes and distracted from our pain and discomfort.'

So, consume some nature, hug a tree, drink from a stream, listen to a bird's song, breathe the air and see the difference in your sense of well-being. Get off the treadmill and run for your life into the woods.

rewrite of #121