Hiking is often a great way to reconnect with nature and to unwind and refresh oneself from the travails of everyday life.
According to Huffington Post’s article ‘Proof that hiking makes you happier and healthier’, hiking often comes with its fair share of troubles in the form of bug bites, blisters and bruises but these trials often lead to an array of mental and physical health benefits. Just one hour of hiking can burn well over 500 calories, depending on the weight of the pack one is carrying as well as the terrain on which one is hiking.
WebMd says hiking has lots of benefits. Apart from boosting bone density and improving blood pressure, hiking improves balance, strengthens your core, boosts your mood and helps control weight as well.
Gregory A. Miller, PhD, president of the American Hiking Society says, “being in nature is ingrained in our DNA, and we sometimes forget that”.
Parents should encourage hiking in kids. However, when you hike with kids, there are a lot of points to keep in mind. Remember, hiking with kids and children under the age of 5 is very different than hiking with adults.
A part of the joy of hiking is seeing and discovering new things.
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