May 23 2018
More and more research shows the benefits of walking and hiking in nature. Being outside, engaged in the natural world, away from the stresses of life helps our brains change and be stimulated in a different way. Scents and smells have a powerful effect on our health and emotions. It seems that smells are closely tied to the emotional center in our brain.
Many people have read about and understanding that moving your body, through exercising, yoga practice, stretching and walking helps improve circulation, stamina, physical ailments and overall well being. It really works and helps counter the stress and overwhelm that many people face today. The benefits of walking in nature and hiking include helping to lift mood, generate energy and create an overall feeling of well being.
Fortunately, research shows that the health benefits of hiking and walking provide us with much of the same as running – and in some cases even more!
Regular walkers show a higher chance of survival of almost all serious illnesses that are common in today’s western society, including cancer.
Hiking is – more than running – suitable for any age and any level of physical fitness.
- Boost Your Brain
- Improve Your Outlook
- Unplug From The World
- Increase Your Strength
- Suitable for any age