3 Great Reasons to Start Hiking
Hiking for better health would be a great reason to start experiencing nature first hand. Doctors recommend walking as a staple in any exercise regimen. When you begin hiking you can start out slow, on a more even surface. As you become more fit and have the better stamina you can then start to include small inclines on your hiking excursions. Your body will let you know when you are ready for a more challenging hike.
People have many reasons for hiking, but mostly I think they just want to get away from their everyday lives and simply enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. All the "bad stuff" just seems to disappear, if only for a short while. Others, I'm sure, would have their own individual reason for giving hiking a try.
Here are 3 great reasons why you should start hiking:
1. Experience Nature:
The only way to truly experience the outdoors is by walking. It puts you in a hands-on situation and allows you to absorb every nuance of natures' beauty: fresh air blowing through the treetops; the sunshine warming your cheeks; the feel of newly fallen leaves crunching under your feet as you walk through the woods. Hiking is the way to awaken all your senses and enjoy the moment.
2. Get Great Exercise:
Hiking provides the steady exercise that doctors recommend for weight loss and heart issues. Walking or hiking, unlike jogging, will not jar your joints or cause undue stress on your legs and back.
3. Hike To Relax:
As you walk toward your final destination you will find yourself leaving all your cares and worries behind. The path will absorb your anxiety and free your mind. This sense of freedom will enable you to take a step back and evaluate your life from a different perspective. You can then begin to heal yourself from within.
The best way to enjoy hiking is with friends. Try to enlist a few friends that might appreciate this sort of outdoor activity and start preparations for your first hiking experience.