By Gill Stewart at
As the evenings and weather start closing in, it is tempting to opt for indoor activities or the comfort of your armchair but don’t let a bit of cold or the risk of getting muddy stop you from gaining a host of health benefits this winter. Our groups will be out there whatever the weather, getting mucky and smiling their way through until the Spring so don’t miss out…..pick up your poles and become a dirty stop out too!
Being outdoors is massively beneficial to your health and so is being more active. It therefore stands to reason that if you combine the two with a brisk Nordic walking session you really will reap the benefits and here’s why!
Being close to nature is proven to have a beneficial effect on our mental health too. It relieves stress and can improve conditions like depression especially when combined with being active with a group. The University of Michigan joined with other universities to conduct a large scale study and concluded “Group walks in local natural environments may make a potentially important contribution to public health and be beneficial in helping people cope with stress and experience improved emotions.” Click here to read more
And finally…………………there’s NOTHING like getting back in after being out on a wild winters walk and rewarding yourself with a hot drink and snuggle by the fire! Especially if you can also feel smug about the calories burned off and massive health benefits!
So join us and get outdoors as much as possible this winter!