Posted by Jeff on Nov 9, 2020 @ 6:18 am in Hiking News | 0 comments | Last change: November 8, 2020
The holidays are approaching and it should be the time of year to be cheerful, but let’s face it – sometimes it isn’t. Unfortunately, the demands and heightened emotions at this time of year can occasionally cause stress and anxiety. This stress can also lead to weight gain, along with other factors such as sleep deprivation and parties of overeating and alcohol.
John Muir, the great conservationist and nature lover, once said: “Every time you take a walk with nature, you get far more than you look for.”
Mr. Muir was right. Hiking offers a lot – with far more advantages than we can obviously see.
There are the obvious reasons why we love to hike – the fresh air, epic views, mountain sunsets, beautiful waterfalls, and all the sounds and smells of nature. But did you know that taking a walk in the woods represents tremendous wellbeing for our general health – not just by improving our bodies, but also by supporting our mental wellbeing?
Hiking is a great cardio exercise and offers all of the normal health benefits. It lowers the risk of heart disease, lowers cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, and is wonderful at helping prevent type II diabetes.
And yes, it helps control that extra vacation weight by burning up to 500 calories an hour.
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