• The Powerful Combination of Exercise and Nature & 3 Reasons Why Exercising Outside is Good for You

    Those of us that love nature, being outside and in the wild have no doubt found that when we are engaging with the great outdoors whether it is walking, running, cycling, swimming or any other sport we can find our minds calming and we get a great sense of relief from any ongoing stress. I personally find that taking my coffee out into the sun for ten minutes in the morning, getting up from my desk for a short walk as well as pottering in the garden are all beneficial for helping me feel good. So I wondered, why it is that nature seems to reduce stress and anxiety and that being active outside is so good for you? It got me thinking that the combination of exercise and nature could perhaps be quite powerful and maybe even synergistic, meaning that together they are more potent than when indulged in individually.