Often one is oppressed and worn down by negative moods, such as anxiety and sadness, and by daily worries. The only remedy that is available to recharge the batteries and to get away a bit from problems, is walking. This physical activity, in fact, in addition to doing good to the body, is also good for the brain because it releases endorphins and reduces cortisol, the stress hormone. On its therapeutic role, some research has been carried out by a group of neuroscientists at Princeton University (New Jersey), which confirm how important it is to regenerate and better deal with everyday life.
Some researchers have carried out an experiment on two groups of guinea pigs, to understand if the movement actually positively influences the nervous system. One of the two was active, while the other sedentary. From the study it came out that the piglets who were able to walk activated the so-called "calming neurons". These inhibit the level of excitation of nerve cells, responsible, in our case, for the emergence of states of stress and anxiety. It has also been established that walking can be a good remedy for depression, precisely because it helps to reorganize the mind.
It is not enough, however, simply to leave the house and start walking. In fact, not all places are functional to brain regeneration. Walking in a shopping center or in the middle of nature are, for example, two different things. The first case does not allow a complete relaxation of the nervous system, while in the latter it is possible to immerse yourself in a quiet place, far from the chaos. Therefore, the brain can momentarily disconnect the spine, relax and recharge to start again to face daily life with more energy and without stress and anxiety.