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Daily walk in green area safeguards overall health,reduces depression

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By Seema Mir

ISLAMABAD, Apr 1 (APP):A daily walk for at least 30 minutes in a green area like a park or on a trail does wonders for body in general and for brain and heart in particular.

Walking is a powerful mood medicine that safeguards brain health and sharpens memory.

Medical specialists are of the view that just 12 minutes of walk in a green area increases joviality,vigor,attentiveness and self-confidence as compared with the same time spent in sitting.
While walking, breathing in cooler air can help regulate and even lower the temperature of brain and a cool brain is more pleasurable to body and mind than a warm brain.

Moreover, deep breathing exercise in open aids some of the systems of body which are harmed by stress.

Further, these exercises can reduce blood pressure and may even be able to change the expression of genes.

In addition to that, it is a medically proven fact that besides scenery of green area ,chirping of birds is a powerful anti-depressant.

Medical practitioner Dr. Saima Razak laying emphasis on the importance of walk said it was a physical activity in the open and........