A 50 minute walk in the woods can act as an antidepressant.
The Daily Globe and Mail actually puts it nicely: “Scientists have advanced a wide range of theories about the specific physical and mental benefits nature can provide, ranging from clean air and lack of noise pollution to the apparent immune-boosting effects of a fine mist of 'wood essential oils'. But the most powerful benefits, a new study suggests, may result from the way trees and birds and sunsets gently tug – but never grab – at our attention.”
Call out to your nearest woodland walk today to soak up sunshine (and help your body top up its vital Vitamin D stores) and stretch your legs, open up your lungs and fill them with fresh air; and to open up your heart to the gentle natural beauty of trees.
Handy local walks include: Killruddery in Bray, climb the Sugarloaf, visit Powerscourt Waterfall, walk in the natural beauty of Glendalough, …