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Hiking Benefits

Beyond the physical exercise, hiking has endless benefits. Here are a few listed below.



Hiking is for everyone, yes everyone. Its normal to feel intimidated when venturing out on trail, so take it slow. Start with a small local trail and increase from there. Beyond the physical exercise, hiking has endless benefits for adults and children.



““Hiking side effects include sweating, euphoria and general awesomeness.”- Unknown ”



Benefits


GREAT FOR THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

Hiking allows for a moment of silence. Its a calming time where you can escape in the woods with or with out friends. Additionally, it helps to build self-confidence, increases self esteem and decreases anxiety.


DISCONNECT FROM TECHNOLOGY

Being in the outdoors is a great opportunity to self sooth and stimulate your mind without a device.


HEALTH

Hiking enhances motor skills. Whether it's an easy or advanced trail you are building large and small muscles as you walk and climb. Which includes twists and turns as well as balance and coordination. Also, this physical exercise instills calms which decreases cortisol “ stress hormones”.


EDUCATIONAL

Exposure to wildlife and the different ecosystems can be very educational. Develop your skills by using maps and learning about coordination. This also enhances problem solving skills and improves focus and concentration


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