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Walking in Nature

A Walk in Nature is its Own Form of Therapy We all know the mental and physical benefits of exercise, but the gym doesn’t compare to the great outdoors. Walking in nature has been proven to alter the blood flow and activity in your brain, reducing stress and anxiety. Poor arch support, injury, or biomechanical issues can make it difficult to exercise. Orthotics and foot care treatments help you to improve mobility so that you can strengthen your body and mind. In Physiomed’s newest infographic, “How Walking in Nature Actually Changes Our Brains … for the Better,” we highlight the mental and physical benefits of this activity.

The Mental and Physical Benefits

Walking in nature can benefit your overall health. Walking reduces sugar cravings, lowers the risk of breast cancer, provides arthritis and joint pain relief, and helps you live longer. Consumption of sugary foods regularly, leads to diabetes. Walking a few miles a day can save you the time spent later for looking around for type 2-diabetes treatment & cardiovascular disease treatment centres around the city if you were to be diagnosed with these life-threatening chronic ailments. When you walk in nature, you’re giving your immune system a boost and assisting your body in building anti-cancer cells. This form of exercise can help you to not only live healthier but also happier. Walking has also been found to be one of the most cost-effective methods for weight control. Why not save some bucks rather than paying for those weight-reduction supplements? A Stanford study found that walking in nature can decrease blood flow to your subgenual prefrontal cortex – the area of the brain often linked to mental illness. Participants who walk in nature saw a decrease in negative thoughts and improvements in cognitive function. In fact, the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that just 20 minutes spent in nature can lead to a 13.4% drop in cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone.

Nature Walks for City Dwellers

With more than half of the world’s population living in cities, many people find it difficult to participate in nature walks. City-dwellers often experience increased stress, anxiety and depression, which can be alleviated through naturopathy treatment Toronto – and chronic stress can contribute to a slew of other health problems. However, this doesn’t mean people living in rural areas are happier. Simply walking through a city isn’t the solution. Walking in nature offers significantly more mental, neurological and physical benefits compared to urban walking, according to recent research. The goal is to make time to be in nature, regardless of where you live.
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