The Nire Valley Walking Festival based in the heart of the Comeragh Mountains, Waterford, Ireland.

Nature and exercise a powerful medication.

  • walking manWinter’s darkness is now receding and the promise of longer, warmer, days appears stronger with every passing day.  We have eaten, drank and slept our fill over Christmas and there is a natural urge to get outside. Over Christmas I have been reading about “Green Prescriptions” in the USA and New Zealand, a Green Prescription is using nature to rid us from stress and thus head off the onset of depression and other health issues before medical intervention is necessary.
    Dr. Mark Ellison, in his blog
     Nature and health, "5 ways using nature can help us mentally and physically", advises that Exercising in nature essentially multiplies the benefits of exercise…” and more importantly, in my opinion, tell us “Don’t listen to music, enjoy the sounds of the birds, the wind, and notice the beauty of nature…” You don’t have to live in the country to get a quick walk in, you can go for a quick walk in you lunch break. But “If you have more time, plan a hike for several hour, or bike on a rail trail…”         
    The benefits are not just you personal health but as Dr. Ellison goes on to say
     research by faculty at the University of Utah and University of Kansas found that spending time in nature can improve creativity up to 50%. Being more creative on the job means you can generate better ideas and more innovative solutions to problems….”     
    You don’t have any excuse not to get out there, the options are limitless. Join a local walking club, the Mountaineering Ireland web-site
     has a list of all walking/ hiking clubs in Ireland, find out your nearest “Way marked trail” on the Irish Trails Web site and you can even combine a holiday break and a hike there are available all over Ireland or be more adventurous any where in the world.
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