I have the best beach in the world about 5 minutes drive from my flat. I’ve been going there since I was little. There are lots of other great beaches nearby but this one is closest, and is about 4 miles long so you can get a great walk.
That’s me with my Mum. As a child I swam in the sea every year. Nowadays I stick to paddling. These pictures may look tropical but I can assure you that Scottish water is bracing!
My friend Catherine and I went for a walk here on Tuesday.
As you all know there are health benefits to walking.
- It’s low impact so good for joints.
- It burns calories.
- It strengthens lower body muscles.
- It reduces stress.
- It’s been claimed to elevate mood.
However, walking in nature is reputed to bring even greater benefits, ‘Research has shown that walking in an environment that has water, trees and open space promotes the greatest feelings of wellbeing, and this goes back to our ancestors roaming the plains of the savannah,’ Dr William Bird, GP. Source.
Ooh and walking on sand is a great exfoliater for the feet!
Do you have a beach nearby that you take walks on? If not, are there nature walks? Do you prefer to walk or run?
As summer is nearly over I promise to quit harping on about the beach, I just love it so much!