The Power of Walking

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

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Earth Walk 2019 is a fundraiser to help organizations make our community a safer, healthier place for all residents but, according to recent research, it can also be a prescription for reducing stress and promoting mental as well as physical health!

“Walking is an inexpensive, low risk and accessible form of exercise and it turns out that combined with nature and group settings, it may be a very powerful, under-utilized stress buster,” one study author stated. “Our findings suggest that something as simple as joining an outdoor walking group may not only improve someone’s daily positive emotions but may also contribute a non-pharmacological approach to serious conditions like depression.”

unnamedWalking outside may be particularly advantageous for well-being: A 2013 British study found that simply walking in green spaces may put the brain into a state of meditation. And jogging outdoors makes people 50 percent happier than working out in a gym, another study found.

So joining friends and family or colleagues from work or your faith community for Earth Walk 2019 can generate so many positive outcomes both for each of you during our day together and afterward for our larger community as our partner organizations supported by your fundraising work to create a more mindful, Earth-friendly community.

Register Now for the Louisville Earth Walk! We hope to see you there!

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