It has recently been revealed from a study conducted by a team of scientists at Stanford University in the United States that going for a walk can in fact boost creativity levels in an individual by a massive 60 per cent!
The study was conducted using four different experiments, with 176 college students and adults taking part. Participants were tasked with completing activities that measure creative thinking, and had them perform these in a range of situations. This included sitting, and walking both indoors and out.
And in case you wanted some more reasons for enjoy the pleasures and benefits of walking here are five fantastic….
reasons for you to take away with you. At what better time to get out than when you’re enjoying treehouse holidays UK glamping specialists, Quality Unearthed, offer?
What can be considered as a total paradox, a brisk walk is one of the best natural energy-inducing boosts you could possibly achieve. By walking you are boosting circulation and increasing oxygen supply to every single cell in that exists in your body. This’ll help you to feel more alert, active and alive. What’s more is that you’ll have stiff joints eased and muscle tension relieved so you feel less lethargic.
2. Enhancement in your vitamin D levels
If you’re enjoying a meander outside in daylight, you will be boosting your body’s stores of vitamin D without even knowing that you’re doing it. What’s good about vit D is that it’s a nutrient that’s hard to get from food, but we synthesise it from exposure to sunlight. Lots of us here in the UK suffer from a deficiency in vitamin D which isn’t ideal as it’s a nutrient that plays a large part in everything from bone health to general immunity.
Quite simply, it makes us happy! The capability exercise has to boost one’s mood is unquestionable. Research has revealed that consistent, moderate-intensity exercise, just like walking, can be as effective as antidepressants in instances of mild to moderate depression. A brisk walk allows for the release of those feel-good endorphins into your bloodstream, which, as a result, reduces stress and anxiety. For greatest benefit, it is reported that you should get active outdoors and somewhere green, ideal for those on a glamping adventure.
4. Help that heart
Walking on regular occasions has been proven to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. It reduces levels of LDL cholesterol (that’s the bad one) while increasing levels of HDL cholesterol (that’s the good kind) and also keeps blood pressure regulated too.
5. Tone up those legs, bums and tums
Going walking can aid in strengthening and toning up your legs, giving a pleasing definition to calves, quads, and hamstrings at the same time as giving your buttock muscles a perky shape – particularly if you get stuck into some hills. Additionally, if you also pay close attention to your posture while walking, you can tone your abs and shape your waist as well! Oh, and we couldn’t forget the arms either- by holding your arms at a comfortable level, bent at the elbow, while swinging them backwards and forwards as you walk you’re creating a movement that tones your arms, shoulders and upper back.