About National Take A Hike Day
National Take a Hike Day was established by the American Hiking Society with the hope of encouraging individuals, groups of families, and friends to benefit from this great pastime.
Reasons to Take a Hike!
Have you ever thought of hiking as a way to improve your mental health and physical well-being? If so, you're not alone. The popularity of hiking as a form of exercise has soared in the past decade and it's easy to see why. Hiking offers so much benefit it's hard to believe we've not been doing it for thousands of years. Here we'll look at the benefits of hiking as one form of exercise and as a way to relieve stress.
Hiking improves the mind and body
Hiking is a great way to keep yourself in shape. It keeps your heart healthy, improves balance, and gives you great exercise. Many hikers find themselves in better shape after a few weeks of hiking. Hiking is good for the mind as well. The beautiful scenery and quietness of nature, helps us get away from the stresses of everyday life. It also helps us to be more creative and find new solutions to problems we've been struggling with.
Hiking has a detoxing effect
Hiking is also a great way to detox. The fresh air and sunlight provide your body with the essentials it needs to function. The fresh air also reduces stress and tension, which can lead to headaches and other unpleasant conditions. To enjoy these benefits, you don't need to go on an epic hike. It can be just a short stroll to clear your head.
Hiking will help you meet new people
Going hiking is also a great way to meet new people. You can meet other hikers or hikers can meet you. You can invite friends along with you on your next hike or you can bring your dog along. There are many ways you can enjoy hiking, but it's important to make sure you're prepared.
What is the difference between walking and hiking?
Hiking and walking are not the same. Hiking is walking in a natural setting, such as the woods or mountains, while walking can also be walking in an urban environment. Hiking can be done on a day hike or for longer periods of time, and it usually involves more elevation change than walking. Walking takes less energy and also lasts for shorter amounts of time, while hikers often need to carry their own gear with them.
How to get started
If you're looking for a way to improve your health and relieve stress and anxiety, hiking can be a great option. If you're worried that you don't have the time or fitness level to start hiking, find a group of people that is equally unfit. After all, hiking is a great activity for people of all ages and fitness levels! Start today and search for your local hiking group in Google.
Take a hike, you might like it!