Another activity that you might like to try outdoors, which has proven to have lots of health benefits, is Forest Bathing. Nothing to do with water, Forest Bathing is a growing movement in the UK and originated in Japan in the 1980s.
This is a mindful exercise taken in a wooded environment. It is one done preferably without your mobile phone in hand as you breathe in the atmosphere and focus on the moment.
There is a wealth of information about Forest Bathing on the internet, below are a few links to get you started:
- Forestry England
- National Trust – What is Forest Bathing?
- Country Living – What is Forest Bathing?
- Surrey Hills – The Forest Bathing Institute