A psychologist has discovered why it’s better to visit a British holiday hotspot in winter – as it’s good for mental and physical health.
While Brits may opt to holiday abroad during the colder months, staying closer to home can be beneficial.
The Lake District welcomed more than 18 million tourists in 2022 and is particularly popular in the summer months.
But psychologist Dr. Marianne Trent explained that the Lake District is ideal to visit to stay healthy in winter
In collaboration with holiday homes Wheelwrightshe explained why people should come visit when the cold months come.
She said: “The Lake District is a particularly wonderful place to support your mental and physical health in the cooler months.”
“That’s because it can be difficult to feel connected to nature or enjoy the scenery when we’re sitting in traffic or working on the computer.”
She said that not only was it more “therapeutic” to be in nature, but in parts of the Lake District there was no telephone service – meaning you could switch off.
Dr. Trent explained: “The cell phone signal isn’t always the best in the lakes. So instead of being problematic, you can use your absence to enjoy a conscious break from tuning in.”
Additionally, the Lake District is also popular for outdoor sports, which is beneficial for both physical and mental health.
She continued, “You could try kayaking, paddling, biking or hiking.”
“The benefits to our mental and physical health can be numerous.
The Lake District is home to Lake Windermere, England’s largest natural lake, and England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike.
It was even voted the second most beautiful national park in the world.
A study by the travel company Travel bag Put the Lake District just behind the Grand Canyon in the USA.
The Lake District has also served as inspiration for famous authors and poets, including Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.
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