This is a guest post from Arun Kumar from RidersTrail.com. Be sure to check out his website for helpful tips on exploring the great outdoors.
23 Ways Hiking Makes You Healthier
Feeling sleepy, lazy, or tired?
Don’t have enough energy to get through the day?
Always running late? Skip the extra cups of your coffee and opt for a good hike!
Along with enjoying all the physical benefits a good hike can provide, hiking also helps strengthen you, mentally and emotionally. Holistic healing is one of the many benefits of hiking. By increasing your stamina, boosting your mental status, giving you energy, and clearing your mind, hiking helps transform the way in which you think. It can even counter drastic mood swings and act as an anti-depressant. Hikers can lead happier, peaceful lives with good positive attitudes and clearer thinking, when compared to non-hikers.
Anyone can start out by hiking easy trails, when starting on a workout program. While you trek in the mountains, you can enjoy the life-changing experiences offered you. Connect with Mother Nature by listening to the beautiful natural sounds, seeing the colorful birds and plants, and witnessing the frolicking fauna. Being outside and walking can give you the inner peace that’s often hard to find when living in a city. Be more active, feel refreshed, and enjoy the positive energy you can get, all from a good hike.
Below is an infographic detailing 23 ways hiking benefits your health.
Many thanks to Arun at RidersTrail.com to remind us to hike! Sometimes all it takes is a short walk through a park or forest preserve, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to find serenity while walking, deep breathing, savoring the surroundings, and enjoying the moment.
Now I think it’s time for a hike!