We all know diet and exercise plays a huge role when it comes to our health and well being.
However knowing and doing are very different things.
It can be very difficult (and sometimes boring) to get into a healthy routine.
Hiking is an enjoyable and free alternative to the gym.
Almost anyone can do it, there are no monthly fees and it can be a lot more satisfying
discovering new and beautiful locations.
There are several less obvious upsides to regular hiking which including:
– Reducing anxiety and tension
– Can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep through the night
– Can help relieve osteoporosis and arthritis
– Hiking helps relieve thoughts of hopelessness and depression
Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
The infographic below from Rolling Fox illustrates some of the major benefits of hiking.
11 Health Benefits of Hiking
Do you enjoy hiking?
What are your favorite places to hike?
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