Beat Blue Monday!

Natural healing on our doorsteps

It may be Blue Monday, regarded by many as the 'most depressing day of the year', but there are plenty of ways to cheer ourselves up on January 18 . . .

all thanks to the great outdoors!

Firstly, did you know that, when it pops its winter hat on, the sun boosts our bodies with vital Vitamin D.

This is very important in helping to build our immune system – and in these challenging times that really is something to smile about.

Being out and about during the bright days can also help alleviate the symptoms of SAD (Seasonal Active Disorder). This is a condition whereby some of us can feel out of sorts and down during the winter months.

Enjoying a short, local walk in the winter sunshine is one of the easiest ways to, quite literally, lighten our mood.

While the lockdown measures mean that, for now, we must all do our bit to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, thanks to the Greenbelt-managed environment right on your own doorstep, you can enjoy the great outdoors every day.

If you’d like to find out more about the amazing health benefits of your local green spaces click here.