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DO YOU KNOW THE 6 BENEFITS OF HIKING?

Are you lacking energy? Increase your physical and mental fitness thanks to the surprising benefits of hiking!

If you have kept off the footpaths this winter, after reading this article you will have no reason to not get back on the trails.~Indeed, when you get back from a hike, you feel more relaxed, you have more energy as well, but do you know why?

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THE BENEFITS FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

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YOU WILL FEEL MORE RELAXED AND HAPPIER

Effects on your spirit I may appear self-evident, considering how you feel, but simply being surrounded by nature will make you feel good.

The University of Chiba in Japan carried out a study that has proven that people who spent time in the open air were more relaxed and happy. They were able to demonstrate that when participants in this study were in a forest, their stress indicators dropped (slower heart rate, lower blood pressure and cortisol rates). Combined with better oxygenation of the brain, all of this increases your well being.

Choose suitable shoes to enjoy your outing to the full.~Techfresh shoes are particularly recommended in the summer to keep your feet protected and ventilated.

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YOU WILL BE 50% MORE CREATIVE

Do you know the 6 benefits of hiking?

THE BENEFITS FOR YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH

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Do you know the 6 benefits of hiking?

YOU WILL STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

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Do you know the 6 benefits of hiking?

YOU WILL EASILY MAINTAIN YOUR MUSCLE MASS

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Do you know the 6 benefits of hiking?

YOU WILL LOWER BAD CHOLESTEROL

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YOUR BONES WILL AGE BETTER AND LESS QUICKLY

Even if it is evident due to your feelings, simply being surrounded by nature will make you feel good.~It also prevents osteoporosis thanks to its effect on the bones and joints. Bone density will increase therefore reducing the risk of fractures.~Think about using poles to take pressure off knees and help you with climbs ascents and descents.

You will also stock up on vitamin D! Be careful to avoid sunburn!

To find out how to adjust and use hiking poles, see here.

GOOD TO KNOW!

As with all sports activities, it must be practised regularly in order to enjoy all the benefits of hiking. Waking three times per week for a minimum of 30 minutes is ideal. If you stop hiking, you will lose the benefits after three to six months.~Now that you have no more excuses, easily take up hiking again with our article which helps you choose your route and warm up to fully enjoy great days out.

Don't wait any longer before equipping yourself and head off to improve your health surrounded by nature! And you, what benefits does hiking provide for you? Tell us in the comments section!

Do you know the 6 benefits of hiking?

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