Posted on April 10, 2012 by Natural Awakenings
The Healing Power of a Walk in the Woods
We all innately know that spending time in nature is good for our body, mind and spirit. Now, medical researchers and scientists are discovering just how powerful forest walks can be.
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Posted on April 17, 2010 by Natural Awakenings
Keep the Health Benefits Coming
Recently, the American Podiatric Medical Association published a list of alternative activities for people who felt their walks were just too boring. While I agree that some variation in exercise is a plus for both mind and body, walking never needs to be boring or static.
A walk can be like an oasis in a hectic day or a mini-vacation when the world seems overwhelming. It can provide an exhilarating workout or a simple release of tension and a break from too much sitting. With such ongoing easy access to it and so little cost or hassle, a walk is too good of an exercise option to walk away from.
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