Getting outdoors is not particularly tempting during the winter, but it is something that might pleasantly surprise you. As long as you are wrapped up warm in cosy Aran sweaters from somewhere like shamrockgift.com and suitable footwear, you will reap the health rewards when you take a regular walk – which are both mental and physical.
Walking can help you to keep a healthy body weight which means that you are less susceptible to illnesses like type 2 diabetes as well as cardiovascular problems such as heart disease and high blood pressure.
Walking can also help your mental health, especially at this time of the year when we can naturally feel a lot more lethargic and drained, due to the lack of sunlight and warmth. Exercise releases your brains feel good hormones which can help to counteract the negative feelings that you have and help you uplift a low mood.
It is free and it is easy to do. In the UK there are lots of lovely places to walk – whether you walk around your local area and get to know it a bit better, or you find a rural retreat to walk in, there are plenty of places that you will be able to enjoy all around the country.
It is easy to incorporate into your life. You don’t really need any special equipment and you can make simple changes to increase the amount of walking you do – walking to work for example, or when meeting a friend getting a takeaway drink and walking with it.