Reasons Why You Should Go Hiking
Hiking makes you happy
It can: “Improve your mood, decrease your anxiety and even improve your memory.”
Hiking can ward off depression
“A 90 minute stroll in a natural environment can lead to measurable benefits for the brain, and may help combat depression.”
Hiking makes you less stressed
Going for a long walk combatted depression, while also helping people “mitigate the negative effects of stressful life events and perceived stress.”
It helps you solve problems
“Spending time outdoors increases attention spans and creative problem-solving skills by as much as 50 percent.”
It boosts memory
“After just an hour interacting with nature, memory performance and attention spans improved by 20%,”
It helps you think more creatively
Walking rather than sitting was key for new idea generation.
Hiking gets you fit
Especially if you hike briskly, making it a great low impact cardio activity. For those that care about calories, hiking will help you burn around 500 calories an hour.
It is good for heart health
It will lower your blood pressure, and reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, according to the American Hiking Society.
Walking with friends and family is the best thing of all
As having strong social networks and hobbies you do with friends and family will help you live longer, as the research in this Time piece shows.
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