Now that August is almost out, the seasons will be changing and autumn will be upon us before we know it.
According to an article in the Independent, one in three people suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This is a condition that causes people to experience low energy and low mood during the autumn and winter months.
Research suggests that exercise is a good way to improve mood and fitness, so getting outdoors and enjoying the crisp mornings and colourful leaves could be a great way to combat SAD this autumn. Where are the best places to do this in Birmingham?
There are a number of green, open spaces in and around Birmingham. Cannon Hill Park, Sutton Park, Highbury Park and Lickey Hills are just a small number of some of the great parks in the area where you can go for a run, walk or jog and see the leaves changing before your eyes.
Woods are a great place to enjoy a little peace and be at one with nature. Coldlands Wood is just over a mile from Solihull centre but feels like a great retreat where you can be at one with nature. Millennium Wood is also an exciting place to visit with the family with its attractions and places of interest.
Take a serene stroll by one of Birmingham’s picturesque canals. The views of the sun going down over modern Birmingham serviced apartments such as http://birminghamservicedapartments.co.uk/deluxe-1-bedroom-birmingham-serviced-apartments/ is a relaxing end to the most stressful of days. Terry’s Pool and Hatton Locks are just a couple of places where you get stroll near the water.
Streets and roads
Although not an obvious choice for a peaceful stroll, Birmingham’s streets, roads and dual carriageways are so heavily laden with trees that meandering along even the busiest of A roads can feel like a walk in the park.
A step up from your bog standard parks, there are some truly stunning arboretums in Birmingham. Walsall Arboretum, which is a restored Victorian park close to the centre of Walsall, is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city life. Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens also have a lot to offer for families who wish to have a day out in the fresh air.