Get Mind Fit With Green Exercise

We know deep in our bones, in the depths where our intuition resides, that we feel better when we are outdoors. We feel good being in nature. Whilst being physical on a walk or something a little up-tempo is great, it’s the sounds of the bush, the salty breeze as you walk by the beach, the dappled sunlight dancing through the trees, and the cool breeze on your face.

These things provide comfort, relieve our stress, and anxiety and help us to relax.

Connecting with the natural elements restores our moods, gives us energy and rejuvenates us so that we can think more clearly and live more balanced.

Nature can also test our resilience. It can provide a platform for growth and mental fitness when we choose to challenge ourselves. This can be a hike in the rain, a multi-day pack hike, a cold ocean swim or something that asks a little more of you. That pushes you to the edge of your comfort zone and then takes you on a journey past it.

It’s like a workout for your mind. Mind Fit.

(Partnering with MYNDFIT - read more about what Nick offers here for some serious brain training. Portrait of the man himself below)

The Alarming Statistics about our Mental Disorders

According to WHO (World Health Organisation), in 2019, 1 in every 8 people in the world were living with a mental disorder. Mental disorders are significant disturbances in thinking, emotional regulation, or behaviour, with anxiety and depressive disorders the most common.

No surprise that in 2020 that the number of people living with anxiety and depressive disorders rose significantly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO estimates a 26% and 28% increase respectively for anxiety and major depressive disorders in just one year.

WHO states, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

Building resilience and having a supportive environment helps to promote balanced mental health and reduce risks associated with mental disorders.

(read more on the statistics here)