The next best iconic thing to do next to going out fishing at the lake and having a campfire to roast marshmallows with has to be going on a hike: hiking across a path of green grass, strolling silently in marbled shade under some tall tress, and then finally reaching the top of a very daring summit.
The hike alone can be rewarding enough but the several factors you can gain from it is far beyond anything imaginable. You should also be aware that hiking can promote a better health. It is a known fact and you will be surprised by the number of ways that hiking can benefit to a better health.
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These are the five important reasons why you should take a hike.
Hiking can be categorized under an aerobic exercise and it will help improve:
The cardiovascular and respiratory system, the lungs, blood vessels, and the heart. Muscular strength of a person. The density of the bone - it will slow down its loss. The quality of sleep a person can get. A control on the weight of the person. A person who goes on a hike can burn an average of 250 calories in one hour and he or she will lose weight by ways of hiking or walking that usually maintains the weight loss and will continue to lose weight by not quitting on the exercise, while people who goes on a diet will most probably gain their weight back.
Hiking through the forest will also let you avoid the risk of having heath issues such as:
Heart failures and stroke. The increase of high blood pressure or the two types of diabetes. Uncontrollable increase of cholesterol in the body and triglycerides. Cancer of the breast, lung, colon, and endometrial. The risk of depression. Dying at a young age - there are a lot of studies proving that a person can avoid the risk of dying at an early age if he or she is active for seven hours a week. The bad effects of osteoporosis and arthritis on the body. Heightened tension and anxiety.
You can be physically fit when you go on hikes.
It is also proven by many people that hiking can also help the children. If you let your kids go hiking, they can have a great chance in avoiding the risk of certain health issues such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes, and becoming obese, they can also be fit physically. They will also have a good sleeping pattern that will make them a lot more active in school. In addition, they will have a boos on their self-confidence and will be able to avoid bullying at school.