So over these quieter winter months I find myself spending less time doing outdoor stuff and more time talking about it. I'm in a lucky position were I get to talk to government departments like tourism, sport and health and try to boost both our industry profile, and the impact we can have on the economy, health and happiness of the country. My most recent work has been with Public Health Wales, putting together an information sheet about how engaging in the outdoors benefits your Wellbeing. The official version will be released in the coming weeks complete with branding and imagery, but here is a taster for the key points we're highlighting:
The Five ways to Wellbeing are simple daily goals that have
been shown to help people’s wellbeing:
1. Get out
and be active
Adventure activities can help us all get the 150 minutes per
week of being active we need to stay healthy, as well as maintaining our
strength and balance.
2. Learn something
Whether it’s a technical skill, facts about the local
history, or how to identify wildlife in the landscape, learning new things
keeps our brains active and protects them from illness.
3. Give back
The act of giving makes us feel good. So whether it’s
volunteering your time, knowledge, or just encouragement and support, remember
to give something every time you’re out and about.
Being and feeling connected to others and to the natural
environment makes people more resilient and able to cope, so getting out and
being in touch with familiar, or new, people and places is good for our
We all have lots to think about, and this can stop us from
taking a breath and noticing the world around us. Stopping to take notice of
the changing seasons, the beauty of the landscape we’re in, or just how we feel
when we are with friends or doing what we enjoy is important for our brains.
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