The simple act of taking a walk in the woods has so much to offer, including incredible health benefits.
Let’s talk about all the amazing benefits that come with it. Not only is it incredibly relaxing and calming, but it has been proven to reduce depression and anxiety. Just being near trees or walking past them regularly can significantly decrease negative thoughts, thanks to the stress-reducing oils and oxygen they produce. This, in turn, will lower our cortisol levels.
And did you know that being surrounded by trees can also boost your immunity levels? It’s incredible!
The colour green, with its numerous shades, has been scientifically proven to be restful for our eyes. It’s so easy to focus on, which is truly beneficial for our overall well-being. Taking a woodland walk is a simple and natural way to improve your health. For the best results, it is recommended to go at least twice a week. By doing so, you’ll be able to notice how the trees and the surrounding fauna change over time.
On the Isle of Wight with lots of gorgeous woodland you will have a wonderful opportunity to truly connect with your surroundings. The Japanese even have a term for this called “Shinrin-yoku,” which translates to forest bathing. It’s all about connecting with nature and awakening all your senses. By noticing the sounds, scents, feeling the breeze, and thoroughly observing your surroundings, you can truly immerse yourself in the experience.
However, if you’re not lucky enough to have a forest right on your doorstep, fear not! You can still enjoy similar benefits by taking a walk through a botanical garden or a greenhouse full of flowers.
Even choosing to walk home through a tree-lined pavement can help you unwind effortlessly. So, let’s embrace the beauty of nature and take those walks in the woods. Your physical and mental health will thank you for it!
We can certainly make a woodland stroll part of your hen weekend package as it suits all tribes – it’s a great icebreaker or a lovely way to blow away the morning after cobwebs!