Here we go again: masked and back in our bubbles. It can be a challenge to stay positive during Covid outbreaks, it’s easy to be swept up in the uncertainties, but a chance to stop and breathe is your daily walk.
Immersing yourself in nature is a good way to look after your physical and mental health. Did you know that being around trees can boost your immune system? Trees emit organic compounds called phytoncides which add muscle to your immune system, lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduce stress and anxiety, and help with getting a good night’s sleep—all the more important when your routine has been turned upside down.
We want to help you make the most of your limited time outdoors so here’s where you can venture in the Waitaki when you want to manage all your feelings.
Remember to stay local and walk to the places closest to your front door and keep at least 2 metres away from others.