take a walk

May 12, 2022  |  mental health, nature, walking

"It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!"

some of us (who are of a certain age) will remember that old TV commercial. It was for a margarine brand, but that statement held a lot of power, didn't it?

We can't fool Mother Nature, either. She knows when we're down or anxious - and when it will do us some good to get out for a walk with her. 

There are so many health benefits to being in nature. For one, it's a stress reducer. Studies looking at people and time in nature show that it reduces levesl of cortisol, a hormone that creates stress.

For another, getting into nature improves mood. An intersting story I received read talked about how bacteria in soil increases seratonin. Releaseing it is linked to reduced depression and stress.

There are so many reasons a walk in the park or through some woods will do a body good, as another old commercial promised. Get out and enjoy what Mother Nature gives us each day.

No foolin'!