Researchers have been looking at what happens to our bodies and brains when we walk in woods, in the mountains or by the sea. This study is called ecopsychology.
I didn’t make it up! The Japanese have been studying this for years! Results? People do better on tests involving memory or attention after trekking through the woods than after walking in a city. People have increased levels of physical and mental energy as well as a greater sense of well being after walking along an outdoor path beside a stream. It gives your multitasking brain a break. Time slows down. Stress levels are reduced. Blood pressure and heart rate subside. In short… get up and out (side) for great benefit.
If you can't get out to walk in the mountains, consider purchasing my book Gifts From The Mountain!