Why take time out for a walk in nature?

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No matter how busy I am I try to take a walk in the countryside at regular intervals.

Why? Because it is refreshing, invigorating and most importantly good for my mental health.

It is something for stressed business leaders to try to build into their undoubtedly busy lives. 

The temptation to focus exclusively on the problems in a business to the exclusion of all else may be great but good leadership and making the right decisions depends on a leader having good mental health.

But actually, taking time out away from the office and allowing the mind to roam free during a walk could well result in new solutions emerging to the problems besetting you.

As the recent decision by US gymnast Simone Biles to pull out of the Olympics finals recently demonstrated she said she felt she could not perform at her best because of issues with her mental health.

It’s a lesson stressed business leaders could learn.