Survey results released for Mental Health Awareness Week shows 68% of adults across Britain exercise regularly in the morning, with 78% getting out there to improve their mental health and physical wellbeing.

It takes under 10 minutes for the average Briton to de-stress and experience a natural high, coined ‘Youphoria’ by leading sports psychologist Michael Cauldfield and is experienced by millions of men and women everyday up and down the country. Walking and hiking is the most popular form of exercise with 58% of adults polled taking to the great outdoors to clear their minds from everyday stresses, more than yoga, swimming, running and cycling.

The YouGov poll of over 2,000 British adults, commissioned by the online sports retailer supports recent news that hiking is being touted as the new ‘it’ activity, replacing yoga, with walking holidays experiencing considerable growth as Britons become tired of lounging around on beach holidays. A trend supported by popularity with celebrities including: Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Gigi Hadid and Jessica Biel.

Michael Caulfield, a leading sports psychologist at The Sporting Edge says, “Less than 10 minutes towards better mental health is the priceless reward for taking exercise, prioritising physical activity over electronic communication and looking up, rather than down at a screen.”