Autumn is the ideal season to be outdoors and still reap the valuable benefits of being in touch with nature.
The warm, embracing colours, the typical fragrances and the still mild temperatures can give us moments of true well-being for body and soul.
At this time of year, walking in nature can be an excellent remedy against anxiety and stress. Studies show that direct contact with trees and plants stimulates the immune system, lowers blood pressure and helps you to sleep well.
A true natural therapeutic effect, which has been known for a long time and is now translated into the practice of immersion in woods and forests. The Japanese expression'shinrin-yoku' or 'forest bathing' refers to this ancient practice, which has always been regarded as a genuine therapy.
Enjoying the benefits of the warm rays of the sun as they soften autumn days is another key element, a strong ally of a good mood. The sun stimulates the production of vitamin D, melatonin, serotonin and endorphins.
Reading, especially outdoors, also relieves accumulated stress and has an important relaxing effect on our body and mind.
Several studies have also shown the benefits we humans derive from being near water. Whether river, lake, stream or sea, water is good for us, regenerates us, aids concentration and awakens the mind.
Autumn is the perfect season to indulge in some outdoor meditation. No special preparation or knowledge of the discipline is needed. Even a few minutes of controlled breathing is enough to achieve the first results, perhaps accompanied by relaxing sounds that help you relax.
Last but not least, our diet contributes greatly to our well-being. And what could be better than following the seasonality of products and treating yourself to something good and healthy to restore your good mood?
The charm of the autumn atmosphere and its precious characteristics, if exploited, can contribute significantly to our physical and mental balance.