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5 Reasons to Take a Nature Walk

Updated on August 16, 2017
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Alexis is a senior at Bloomsburg University. She Is currently working on a B.S. in Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences.

Nature is everywhere from the ocean that you swim in to the top of Mount Everest. You see it every day as you walk in your grass or drive by the woods. It is so common that it often goes unnoticed in your daily life. Don't let it slip away just yet. There's a few things you should know about nature that just might make you want to get out there and explore.

Let's take a walk on the wild side!

1. For the Views

This reason speaks for itself. The most astounding part of being in nature is seeing miles and miles of breath-taking scenery and smelling the fresh air. No two places are ever the same. Everywhere you go is a new adventure with a different landscape to explore. Nature is an art in itself. You just have to grasp the beauty of it all.

2. Exercise

Nature walks help burn more calories. The unstable terrain of the natural surface makes your body work harder. It helps strengthen the muscles you wouldn't typically use while walking on a flat surface. It keeps you physically active, therefore minimizing the chances of serious pain or illness. Instead of counting every second you have left on the treadmill, find yourself a nature trail and you'll forget all about time.

3. Stress Buster

Taking a step back from your fast-speed daily life is key to living less stressed. Leave your phone at home. Just listen to the beautiful sound of the leaves blowing in the wind, feel the sun rays as they warm your skin, and take a deep breath of fresh air. Sometimes, that's all you need after a stressful day at work. We often find losing ourself in nature isn't hard to do. Whether your gazing into the ocean with your feet in the sand or looking miles deep into a forrest standing on top of the highest mountain, your thoughts are calm and your body is relaxed.

4. Cutbacks in Depression and Anxiety

Nature walks are considered a therapeutical form of treatment for depression and anxiety. They wake up our senses and enhance cognitive functions. This decreases neural activity in the brain where we hold negative thoughts. Spending time in nature strengthens your mood more than spending time on a popular urban street.

5. Increases Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

The calming feeling that you get when you're in nature repairs your attention back to its original state. This opens up your imagination network. Your brain is finally given a break from all of the multitasking it endured through the rough work week. It is actually regaining it's cognitive abilities. Your brain is completely relaxed and can now think more accurately. This relaxed state brings your body to feel inspired in awe. It brings out your true fascinations of the world.

Hickory Run State Park

Take a hike!

© 2017 Alexis McDermott

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      Deborah Minter 

      8 months ago from U.S, California

      Good reasons!

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