There are amazingly simple ways in which adventures like the Camino Ingles will create a better you!
Will adventures improve my mental health?
Adventures make us happy for a simple reason. Even a small achievement releases the same hormones that make you feel good. Setting a doable goal that is just outside your comfort goal, will release those happy hormones, the same ones that are released when you finish crossing the Pacific in a kayak.
Happy is happy. Don’t wait for a huge adventure – go now and so what you can.
“Better to have had a tiny adventure than not had any adventure at all.”
Disconnect from all your day to day life and connect with your real self. Stay away from the wifi and Facebook – you want to get to like yourself again!
Will I lose weight?
Your weight-promoting genes will be seriously hampered.
Harvard researchers found that people who walked briskly for about an hour a day, cut the effects of those sneaky little fat grabbers by half! This explains why I could have chocolate and churros in Spain and keep dropping the weight. Galicia is littered with my discarded bits of fat!
Everyone eats more on holidays!
Adventures curb that sweet tooth.
The release of the happy hormones mean the end of your cravings – seriously. Try going for a walk or a run every day and you will not be craving chocolate, you will be craving a steak!
Studies from the University of Exeter found that a 15-minute walk can curb cravings for chocolate and even reduce the amount of chocolate you eat in stressful situations.
An Adventurous lifestyle promotes health!
Exercise reduces the risk of developing breast cancer.
Researchers have proved that any kind of physical activity blunts the risk of breast cancer.
An American Cancer Society study found the among fact that women who walked seven or more hours a week had a 14% lower risk of breast cancer than those who walked three hours or fewer per week regardless of other typical risk factor. You will walk much more 7 hours a week on any adventure, even a simple one like the Camino.