Mental Health Week: 10th- 16th May: Benefits of Mindful Walks

For copyright reasons, even though this is from my own book, I do have to say that the following comes from my latest book ‘Mindful Walks to be in the present moment’ available from Amazon for £5.99 on Kindle. I will be sharing some of the walks in blog format over the week.

Benefits to going on Mindful Walks There are many benefits to taking Mindful Walks as well as walking and exercising in general and I’m sure you will also find your own in addition to the ones I will briefly mention. As one of the main advantages of walking in general is that the majority of people can do it without too many preparations or equipment, there is a certain freedom about it. Therefore, I will keep the list minimal so that you find your own freedom within the walks themselves and your expectations around them. Some benefits include:

  • Deeper connection with nature

  • Deeper connection with oneself

  • Improved fitness levels from walking

  • Can lower blood pressure and heart rates

  • Better sleep

  • Improved mood

  • Lower stress levels

  • Increased happiness

  • Improved relationships and interactions

  • Greater self-awareness

  • Slowing down

  • Being more observant of surroundings

There are many more benefits which I will leave you to discover yourself and perhaps you can let me know what you find from your walks.