Being with nature has real benefits. It’s not only the lack of technology and surplus of a landscape, the sunshine and fresh air that contribute to this creativity boost, walking gets the creative juices flowing far more than sitting.
I grew up in a tiny town in Alabama and my daddy is a hunter and a fisherman. Ever since I was little girl he would say he ended to go to the hunting club to clear his head. He tells me that spending a day in the woods away from everything gives him a fresh perspective and he can just think more clearly.
I spent so much time in the woods and outside growing up , these days I have to seek out my nature time because I live in Hollywood and the woods are not as accessible. Just like my dad , give me some time in nature and I feel calm, refreshed, and inspired.
PLUS the health befits are Awesome! When you hike you Boost bone density, since walking is a weight-bearing exercise.
Build strength in your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and the muscles in your hips and lower legs.
Strengthen your core.
I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty so I will find a spot and do push ups as well to get my arm workout in ( 3 sets of 12. )
On this holiday weekend, I hope you can unplug take some and take some time to yourself.