Know its benefits for your mental health.
By: Gabriel Del Angel
The contact you maintain with nature can greatly contribute to your mental and emotional health, and most importantly in this forced period of isolation and confinement that I have experienced for a year and a half due to the health emergency of the pandemic.
Philosophy of millenarian teachings such as yoga, tai chi, and some traditional martial arts emphasize the practitioner remaining “in harmony with nature,” so it is recommended that a series of activities and postures be pursued to achieve the stated goal. They have no idea what background it can have to maintain “real harmony with nature”, because it is not enough to imagine nature itself, you have to go to it and “unite” and assimilate with it, this is not fiction, it is completely scientific, because science has discovered the benefits The great mental, emotional and physical you can get if you take regular walks in nature, through the forest or mountains, in addition to providing the brain with better oxygen and activating certain areas of it contribute to better mental health in the future. If you are young and in the present, and if you are old, you can also take advantage of this walk to practice meditation, connect with or unite with nature, as well as enjoy its harmony within you. But by itself, what should you do to start enjoying these benefits?
Scientists say that walking in wonders can transform your well-being, making you less stressed, more grateful and connected. In a recent UCSF study, researchers asked a two-part group of older adults to take a weekly walk, some of whom were asked to seek physical breadth and freshness, while others took regular walks. Those who were asked to pay attention to what is broad and novel) showed significant increases in empathy and gratitude, as their feelings of appreciation and questioning of the outside world increased, while since the thoughts of the control group (those who walked regularly) remained more focused on the inside, this change was reflected in the comparison group and another in “selfies” that the researchers asked pedestrians to take. It took, for 8 weeks, the wonder group gradually smaller the frame, choosing instead to project the wonder around them from their faces or a person in “selfies”, highlighting that their smiles became wider and happier, while the control group had their “selfies” Mostly focused on their person.
Researchers believe walking promotes a “little me,” a healthy sense of proportion in one’s relationship to the world, and for older adults, great walking may help maintain a healthy brain. How do you do a great walk? :
1.- Find new and impressive environments.
2.- Put your phone on airplane mode to avoid interruptions.
3.- Keep things fresh, change track every week.
4.- If you cannot leave your city, try monuments, zoos or parks.
This is not the first study to relate to Walking with Wellbeing, as a 2019 trial showed that visits to urban green spaces significantly reduced negativity on Twitter, showing that connecting with nature gives you the benefit of mental and emotional peace.
Scientists found that people who did one normal 90-minute walk reported lower levels of activity in areas of the brain associated with mental illness.
The truth is that humans are increasingly moving away from nature, and the world’s population is increasingly urban and sedentary, far away from nature and worse, from itself, as well as destroying and altering the ecosystem, causing what we know as climate change, which, as You know very well, global warming generates, which, among other things, leads to the formation of increasingly powerful hurricanes, which only cause devastation in their wake, so you should not just come and enjoy nature, if you do not have to pay attention to it.
In a calculation by population development experts for 2050, 2 out of 3 inhabitants of the planet will live in cities, in the same way according to statistics, 3.2 million deaths each year due to insufficient physical activity, this is caused by the urbanization we are currently living in and the distance from nature .
Now that you know the benefits of a wondrous walk, you can start walking the paths that nature offers you and enjoy its beautiful landscapes. That this will help you to be in harmony with yourself and nature, plus you will grow in the future to reap good mental and emotional health.
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With my best wishes for you to be completely happy, healthy and free from all suffering.
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