Publication date: October 28, 2023
Walking is good for the body and mind. Maintains body health and brain activity. You can combine this with a good conversation, but also with silence. Silent marches are becoming increasingly popular and are possible in more and more places in the country.
Sounds and noises
We encounter sounds or even noises all around us. This “silent pollution” can have a negative impact on us. Especially among those who are sensitive to it. Walking helps us relax anyway, especially in the case of silent walking. Besides relaxation, it can also increase creativity. Anyone who removes their head will gain new insights more easily. In addition, all attention is focused on the moment itself and you can disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Read also: 12 reasons to walk regularly
Types of silent walking
There are different types of silent walking. For starters, you can venture out into nature alone, with your cell phone on silent and no music or podcasts in your ears. You can take an organized, silent walk to connect more with nature, yourself, or both. There are silent walks you can do with a walking instructor and also mindful walks you can do in silence with a group. So you can choose what suits you best. However, they all have in common that the pace is slow and a lot of attention is paid to the environment.
Day of silence
The last Sunday in October is the day of silence. There are silent tours in different places of the country. But now you can also go for a silent walk in different places during the rest of the year. You will find more information about this on the MAX Vakantieman website.
(Source: wandel.nl, dagvandestilte.nl, Natuurmonumenten, Staatsbosbeheer, Margriet. Image: Shutterstock)