Wellness - Sports/Fitness | 6-18 yrs

Amazing Health Benefits Of Hiking

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We all hike for different reasons - some for the love of photography and some for the love of scenery. Hiking impacts health positively. It is often a great way to reconnect with nature and to unwind and refresh yourself from the travails of everyday life.

Physically, hiking can be very rewarding. Click on the ClipBook to explore some of the amazing benefits of hiking.

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Hiking Is Healthy

Hiking is one of the easiest workouts to pick up because all you need is an outdoor space with an incline and a good pair of shoes. Hitting trails on a regular basis can help decrease blood pressure, diabetes, and reduce the danger of heart disease.

Hiking With Children

Children certainly change the pace of an outdoor adventure. Babies and toddlers are surprisingly resilient and fun to hike with. Do not take them along on tough hikes, though, as you may end up having to carry them along with your backpack!

Increases Fitness

Trekking can burn well over 400 to 500 calories per hour, depending on the level of incline and the weight of the pack you’re carrying. If you head for the hills, weight loss results are even better. Not only are you burning serious calories, but ...

Helps Prevent And Control Diabetes

Hiking helps you control and prevent diabetes by lowering your blood sugar levels. Aside from the direct benefits hiking has on helping diabetic individuals to control their blood glucose level, it also provides other health benefits.

Sun Exposure Is Good

Hiking exposes you to sunlight, effectively supplying your body with vitamin D which is essential for good health and disease prevention. Hiking outside will naturally increase your vitamin D levels, helping to prevent a range of diseases while al...

Lowers Blood Pressure And Cholesterol

Hiking through the trails on a regular basis decreases blood pressure and cholesterol, thus reducing the danger of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Trail hiking, whether short or long, on a daily or at least regular basis lessens blood pressure...

Boosts Your Mood

Want to improve your mood, lessen your stress, and boost your health? Research says that hiking has a positive impact on combating the symptoms of stress and anxiety. If you’re in need of a little emotional lift, taking a hike can be a helpful sol...

Improves Your Outlook

Rumination is the tendency that some people have to over-analyse their own negative emotions and experiences. One of the benefits of hiking is that it reduces the likelihood that one will over-think.

Social Benefits

Hiking not only takes you to the great outdoors and gives you plenty of fresh air and exercise, but has social benefits too. Hiking with others gives you an opportunity to meet and build relationships. Connecting with people who share your love fo...

Helps Bond With Nature

Being out in nature, away from the chaos of our daily lives and technology, can allow people to connect with themselves and nature in a way that brings about peace and a sense of well-being.

Increases Creativity

Hiking should not be regarded only as a nice workout. Research shows that spending time outdoors increases attention span and creative problem-solving skills. Unplugging from technology and going for a walk can get the creative juices flowing.

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