Did you know walking just 30 minutes a day can improve your mental health?
According to The MindShift Foundation’s Clinical Psychologist Dr Lars Madsen, “The mental health benefits of going for a good walk are wide-ranging. These benefits, combined with walking in a group, are an effective tool for promoting emotional wellbeing as it encourages interaction, social engagement as well as physical activity. Walking is an inexpensive, low risk and accessible form of exercise, and combined with nature and a group setting, it is a very powerful, under-utilised stress buster.”
Walking is low impact, can be done at any time of day and conducted at your own pace. You can get out and walk without the risks associated with more vigorous forms of exercise. Walking is also a great form of physical activity for people who are overweight, elderly or who haven’t exercised in a long time.