Although I’m mostly a hermit during the winter months, it’s always been a family tradition to take winter walks together. From as early as I can remember we’d take our annual Christmas morning walks, after opening presents of course, before heading over to see my grandma in the afternoon.
So when I was approached to talk about why winter walks beat the winter blues, it felt like a perfect match for me. After suffering quite badly with my mental health over the last year, taking some time out for myself to clear my head and enjoy the countryside has been one of my secret little pleasures. So I thought I’d share 3 benefits to taking a stroll.
1. Great Family Time.
With all the hustle and bustle of modern life it’s hard to find time to spend with family but a blustery autumn stroll is the perfect time to get together. Whether it’s a chance to walk the dog together or make a pit stop at your favourite pub for lunch or a cheeky pint, it’s the perfect way to catch up. Fenetic Wellbeing* make that possible for all the family, even those who need a little walking aid to enjoy a stroll together.
2. Gentle exercise.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll eat and drink way to much during the holiday season…oops! So a gentle walk in the countryside can really help get you out and about and do some exercise. Even if it’s just walking from your house to the nearest country pub…it all helps!
3. Enjoy the local scenery.
Sometimes it’s the little things in life that are the best, like just admiring the countryside. Whether it’s the change in the colour of the leaves, the little flowers peaking through the drabness or even the first sign of frost or snow coming in. There is something so enjoyable just being out and about in nature hearing the noises of the birds and the freshness of the breeze. I like to get out and about to snap some pictures early in the morning when it’s quiet, you can see my snaps on my instragram!
Do you also enjoy little autumn strolls? What benefits do you find from getting out for walks? Or have any other Christmas traditions? Please let me know in the comments below as I’d love to hear from you!