Bonjour lecteurs! The sun is out again, and it could not feel better! Now more than ever, I am super keen to go out more with Stanley. I have said it many times on here, I used to be your typical city girl. But now, I love nothing more than the life in the country. We love going for adventures and walks as often as we can. Have you still not taken the plunge? Make it your new habit and go for daily walks with the little ones! Here are for you 6 Benefits Of Walking Outdoors With Your Kids.
Walking Is Free!
We all need our dose of exercise. If like me, you are not a natural sporty lady and don’t fancy a full jog or a sweaty workout, grab a good pair of Blundstone boots et voilà! The legendary boots are made for walking! Désolée, I had to make that joke 🙂
No need to pay to enjoy Nature. You don’t need to pay extra to join a gym and this way, you can save up money while still looking after your body and your mind!
En plus, it’s more flexible than having to attend a class and you can do it whenever you fancy!
Walking Can Improve Their Mood
Walking and being in Nature have often been proven to improve your mood.
I am a keen cyclist, but I also enjoy a walk first thing in the morning. It lifts me up for the rest of the day and I always start working more positively.
I met Kristina ‘Kikki’ Karlsson a few years ago and she keeps inspiring me to go for regular walks. It always feels lighter, and you can get so many worries out of your mind.
Plus, I can’t wait to take Stanley on a sunrise walk this summer when he is not at school anymore. To wake up gently.
Reconnecting & Learning About Nature
Equally, we love going for family walks after school or at the weekends, it helps us reconnect with Nature.
Walking outdoors can encourage children to appreciate their surroundings and learn about the flora and wildlife. L’excuse parfaite to get some screen-free moments.
He absolutely loves it. This is actually why I chose an école in the country, in a nearby village instead of the local school. They do forest school as often as possible.
Kids love running around, playing outside and getting dirty. It’s une partie importante of their learning in life. So, join in the fun!
A Better Sleep
Pas de surprise here! Going for walks helps children sleep better.
They release endorphins when they are out and about. For a better night’s sleep.
Kids feel rested and less anxious or agitated.
It Increases Stimulation & Learning Opportunities
Children who spend more time outdoors and are keen walkers tend to be more stimulated and more active learners.
Recent studies showed that it increases learning opportunities out of the classroom, but also out of your home!
I am sure you will agree with me that learning can be more than books and writing!
Children can develop key life skills when they go on walks outdoors. They become more curious and become natural learners instead of being more passive in their education.
Walking Strengthens Their Body
Walking is the easiest form of exercise. Not only it helps their little soul, but it also strengthens their body.
Other benefits? Walking outdoors helps children develop motor skills and it reduces their risk of disease.
Pas de surprise I am mentioning this here! Walking is an excellent way to develop cardiovascular endurance. It helps burn calories and build strong bones and bones.
So now you know the 6 Benefits Of Walking Outdoors With Your Kids… What are your favourite spots for a good walk?
But even an impromptu day on the beach or some local woods always makes l’excuse parfaite to get out of the house and explore further.
How often do you go for a walk? What’s your favourite place to explore with the kids?
Share in the comments your best spot for walking memories.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Blundstone. Get those boots on and keep walking! ???