Summers are for strolling where ever and whenever the weather is fine.
There are a slew of psychological benefits that flow from taking a walk. They complement the physical pluses of burning off a few calories, toning your muscles, and absorbing some vitamin D.
When you’re walking at your own pace, your cognitive performance improves - more specifically your working memory is better than it is when you’re sitting still. Working memory is important for reasoning and learning, for example. If you’re hurrying or walking slower than you want to be traveling, you won’t get the memory boost. Sitting too much harms our mental well-being.
A walk also does wonders for your mood because the physical activity can lead to the release of endorphins in your body; these neurotransmitters boost mood and reduce that “stressed-out” feeling.
If you’re walking outside, there are additional benefits of perambulating around. Being in daylight helps keep our circadian rhythms appropriately aligned with the place that we live – which is great, because when they’re not, we experience stress. Being in daylight also improves our mood and general feelings of well-being. Positive moods have been linked to broader and more creative thinking.