Our life is busier than ever. From early morning to evening, stress occupies most of daily life. Walking for long distances reduces blood pressure and cortisol levels, resulting in a calming effect that can only be provided by nature and hiking. It increases its output over the benefits of indoor exercise. Exploring nature reduces what psychologists call rumination, which are frequent negative thought patterns that urge us to obstruct closed thinking, identify weaknesses, and reinforce the human being’s negative side by repeating the thoughts and moments that we much effort to forget.
Such as failing in a moment, falling into disappointing situations, or thinking about everything that we believe is wrong in our life. Never underestimate the “happiness effect” of being out in nature. As well as one of the benefits of walking or climbing on uneven terrain, energy consumption is 28% more than walking on flat ground. Also, do not forget that by moving away from modernity, you remove all urban stimuli that we are exposed to throughout the day and right before bed, such as cell phones, computers, and televisions. The result is a night of better and deeper sleep.
Researchers believe that all the additional mental stimuli and the amount of information that attacks the mind and overwhelms our thinking lead to a decrease in our cognitive resources, limiting our creativity and problem-solving abilities. Getting out of nature away from these stimuli helps restore our attention-focused circuits, providing more mental strength for creativity (so we leave the tools at home!) Walking for long distances makes us more generous as we walk! Nature and its rewards.
Always an incredible feeling of positive emotions that make us feel a deep sense of gratitude and increase our generosity towards those around us.