Hiking is good for the health. Most people know it’s true. But do you know how exactly hiking benefits your body? Here are some ways:
- Promotes cardio and respiratory health
- Reduces risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and certain forms of cancer
- Increases bone density
- Elevates the mood
- Improves sleep quality
- Helps in weight loss (burns up to 370 calories per hour)
Not only is this a healthy activity, it’s also enjoyable and worthwhile. You get to exercise while enjoying the beautiful gifts of nature up close.