Looking after our mental and physical health is important for everyone. Many people find that going outdoors helps them feel calmer as they take a break from work, home or stressful situations. Our mind can benefit as we listen to different sounds, such as birds and insects and we breath fresh air. We can be mindful of the spaces around us and enjoy flowers and trees. Our body might feel less tense when we’ve walked in the park or jogged around the block.
Visiting a local park, a trip to a National Park or the coast or working in our garden or allotment can help us feel connected to nature, exercise more and support the natural world around us. Even small actions such as nurturing an indoor plant or putting bird food out in winter can boost our mood and help us feel that connection.