2. It’s quiet: Even if you’re a speedy walker, hiking is about slowing down. Hiking is living in the present moment and unplugging. As you hike, you have time to ponder, to listen to the natural world, to chat with your friends and to open your mind.
3. It’s smart: Hiking has been proven to boost brainpower. It must be all that clear air! Plus, as you hike, you can learn about the natural world around you. Bring some binoculars and a field guide. Learn something new and stimulate your mind on the trail!
4. It’s healthy: Not only is it good for cardiovascular health and muscle tone that uses every part of your body, hiking can help you sleep better. Studies show that hiking can lower stress levels, which helps lead to a good night of shut-eye.