A walk in nature or in a park is good for you. You don’t have to break any records or run to exhaustion while walking. Everyone should walk so fast that they can still have a conversation. This way you can enjoy the beauty of nature. It doesn’t matter if you walk in the forest, through a park, along a river, through the mountains or by the sea, it’s important to get away from the overstimulation of the cities. Because it is only in nature that people find true relaxation. Breathe well while you walk and try to leave worries and problems at home, but enjoy your surroundings. Sometimes it may only be little things that delight you during your walk. A small bird, a squirrel or a few flowers along the way. The important thing is to engage with your surroundings.
Take your time when you pass by special places in nature. It could be an old tree, a lake in the forest, a small waterfall or a bench with a beautiful view. You don’t necessarily have to walk the often-promoted 10,000 steps to meet your daily fitness quota. But it should be more than 10 steps outside the door.
Listen to yourself, and when you are in a beautiful environment, try to relax and enjoy nature. At the end of your walk, you may even have walked more than 10,000 steps. However, before you start, don’t put pressure on yourself to walk so and so many thousand steps to reach your daily target. Then you will have fulfilled your exercise quota, but other aspects may be lost due to the stress. Exercise is not the only thing that contributes to your well-being. Relaxation, clearing your head or simply letting your mind wander are also important.
Sometimes when I’m out in the forest and I meet joggers, they seem to be running away from something. They seem to have only one goal in mind: to cover a certain distance in a set period of time. There is no time to enjoy the beauty of nature. Everyone should do it the way it is best for them. But everyone should be mindful of themselves, their fellow human beings and nature. So get out into nature. Exercise combined with fresh air and moments of relaxation will certainly also benefit your well-being.
It doesn’t always have to be jogging or hours of hiking, a long walk in nature and especially in the forest is good for you.