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This is why walking in the woods is good for you

Do you often walk in the woods? Well, let me tell you a few reasons why walking in the woods is so good for your mental and physical health!

  1. Reduces stress

Smell and taste have a major influence on your emotions. This is why certain scents, for example, generate a nostalgic feeling. Scientific research shows that a walk in the forest can reduce chronic stress. This is because the stress hormone cortisol is lowered.

2. Improvement of your mood

Research has shown that people who live in a wooded area suffer less from mental complaints. Even all the trees in your street can positively influence your mood.

3. Brain works better

A walk in the woods can improve your memory and learning ability. Your cognitive performance improves if you’re regularly walking around in a wooded area.

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4. Lower blood pressure

In one study, a group of people had to take two two-hour walks. One walk took place in the woods and the other walked in the city. The blood pressure of these people was then measured. Blood pressure was lower after a walk in the woods than after a walk in the city.

5. Weight loss

Walking is generally a good way to lose a few pounds and work on your fitness. The environment doesn’t matter that much, but a walk in the woods is the best option for your mood.

6. Loneliness

Many people love the woods and there’s a good chance that you’ll come into contact with others. If you regularly feel lonely, a walk in the woods can reduce this feeling.

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