Don’t just talk about it do it

Life can get really busy and we start the snowball of putting things off.  As much as I am capable of putting off the run/walk/climb I recognise that over time I suffer mentally.

The connectivity with nature, the physical activity and being with others is essential to mental and physical wellbeing.  Many of us are operating in a world that is just getting faster and faster, deadlines, 5-star customer service, next day delivery, the technology that means that we can achieve things faster and do more in the same amount of time.

Timeout for ourselves in nature, whatever form that takes for you, is quite significant in our long-term mental health. It is easy to talk about it, but doing it may take some more commitment.

(Supported by my dissertation on ‘physical activity and wellbeing in the workplace’).

Submitted by an anonymous but wonderful woman in adventure.

Published by Hetty Key

If I'm outside I'm happy! Fell running, mountain biking, climbing or skiing I just love getting out and pushing myself as hard as I can. As a women in adventure, I have found female role models really inspiring and motivating. There are definite moments I have really doubted myself and considered packing something in or giving up, but it's at these points looking to someone I can relate to, be that a friend or pro, really helps. Though this project I would love to find more of this type of relateable inspiration as well as being part of the wider movement to help remove any barriers to participation. Visit my site Mud, Chalk & Gears