Are you looking to make positive changes in your life? Do you enjoy a good walk?
As part of my coaching practice I offer “Walk & Talk Coaching” – which means exactly what it says, we walk and we talk.
Joining the benefits of both walking and Coaching in the form of Walk and Talk Coaching has a powerful effect on our physical, mental and emotional health, and is a powerful vehicle for personal change
Living in today’s world we are more than ever living within the confines of four walls most of our day – our car, home, school, or workplace. Being in the fresh air helps you get unstuck when confronting life issues.
From a young age I was aware that being out in the open countryside was good for you, both physically and mentally. As a child I would always feel better for having played outside. I was lucky enough to grow up on a farm, so being able to run freely in the fields outside my home was second nature to me.
Now, many years later, I still know that being out in the elements really is therapeutically good for you.
Benefits of combining Walking and Coaching:
- We are all familiar with the cardiovascular benefits of moving our bodies and the negative effects that sitting for long periods of time has on our mind, body and spirit.
- Walking has also been shown to reduce levels of stress, depression and anxiety, and can help to prevent depressive symptoms.
- Walking not only changes your body it changes your mind, your attitude, and your mood, which can bolster both self-esteem and motivation to change.
- Like other forms of exercise, walking leads to the release of your body’s natural happy drugs, endorphins, which can elevate your mood and spur more creative, deeper ways of thinking.
- Walking outdoors heightens the awareness of your environment and involves the use of all your senses.
- Walking relaxes and re-energises the body by giving the muscles a workout and increases blood circulation throughout the body.
The mental health charity Mind carried out extensive research a few years ago which showed how walking in the countryside could help reduce depression and anxiety. In their survey they reported that 90% of respondents felt their self-esteem increase after a country walk. Other Mental Health organisations and the NHS also see the benefits of being out in green spaces.
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