❄️ Should I still go out for a walk if it’s snowy? ❄️
Here’s a study that showed a unique benefit of walking in the snow!
87 women with the average age of 24 walked for 40 minutes in small groups through a snowy woodland area in Poland.
Before and after the walk, the women completed an evaluation about their body appreciation.
👉 The study found that the walk resulted in a more positive appreciation of body image in these young women.
Other studies have looked at the benefits of walking in green areas (like parks and forests) or blue areas (like near water), but this study was unique in being a white landscape.
It’s also pretty spectacular that the walk didn’t just improve general well-being but specifically improved body image.
Sounds like a good reason to get outside—no matter the weather!
Do you notice you feel better about your body after you get outside in nature or for a walk?
Czepczor-Bernat K, Modrzejewska J, Modrzejewska A, Swami V. The Impact of a Woodland Walk on Body Image: A Field Experiment and an Assessment of Dispositional and Environmental Determinants. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(21):14548. [link]