walk in the yard
Know its benefits for your mental health.
By: Gabriel Del Angel
The contact you have with nature can greatly contribute to your mental and emotional health, and especially in this forced period of isolation and confinement that I have been living for a year and a half due to the health emergency of the pandemic.
The philosophy of millennial teachings such as yoga, tai chi and some traditional martial arts emphasize that the practitioner remains “in harmony with nature”, therefore it is recommended to pursue a series of activities and postures to achieve the stated goal. They have no idea what the background it may have to maintain a “true harmony with nature”, for it is not enough to imagine nature itself, one has to go to it and “s ‘unite’ and assimilate to it is not fiction, it is completely scientific, because science has discovered the benefits. better mental health in the future. If you are young and in the present, and if you are old, you can also take this walk to practice meditation, connect or unite with nature, as well as enjoy its harmony within you. But in itself, what should you do to start enjoying these benefits?
Scientists say 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 research physical breadth and freshness, while others took a walk. took regular walks. Those who were asked to pay attention to what is large and new showed a significant increase in empathy and gratitude, as their feelings of appreciation and questioning of the outside world increased, while As the thoughts of the control group (those who walked regularly) remained more focused on the indoors, this change was reflected in the comparison group and another in the “selfies” the researchers asked pedestrians to take. It took, for 8 weeks, that the group wonder gradually narrowed the frame, choosing instead to project the wonder around them from their faces or from a person in “selfies”, stressing that their smiles became wider. and happier, while the control group had their “selfies” mostly focused on themselves.
Researchers believe that walking promotes a “little me,” a healthy sense of proportion in one’s relationship to the world, and for older people, a good walk can help maintain a healthy brain. How to take a nice walk? :
1.- Find new and awesome environments.
2.- Put your phone in airplane mode to avoid interruptions.
3.- Keep things fresh, change tracks every week.
4.- If you can’t leave your city, try the monuments, zoos or parks.
This isn’t the first study to relate to Walking with Wellbeing, as a 2019 essay showed that visiting urban green spaces significantly reduced negativity on Twitter, showing that connecting with nature gives you mental peace. and emotional.
Scientists found that people who took a normal 90-minute walk reported lower levels of activity in areas of the brain associated with mental illness.
The truth is that humans are moving further and further away from nature, and the world’s population is increasingly urban and sedentary, far from nature and worse, from itself, while destroying and altering it. ecosystem, causing what we call climate change, which, as You very well know, causes global warming, which, among other things, leads to the formation of increasingly powerful hurricanes, which only wreak havoc in their wake, so you shouldn’t just come and enjoy nature, if you don’t have to pay attention.
In a calculation of experts in demographic development for 2050, 2 out of 3 inhabitants of the planet will live in cities, similarly according to statistics, 3.2 million deaths each year due to insufficient physical activity, this is caused by the urbanization that we are. currently living in and away from nature.
Now that you know the benefits of a wonderful walk, you can start to walk the trails that nature has to offer and enjoy its magnificent landscapes. That it will help you to be in harmony with yourself and nature, and that you will grow up in the future to enjoy 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.