Hiking and Camping to Keep You Fit

Hectic and stressed lifestyles have led to the lack of quality time with friends and family, while adding to various health problems that are becoming a norm, regardless of a person’s age. With everyone around us getting more conscious about their health, it is only natural to look for ways that can help us stay fit while helping us make the best of the little spare time we have. A way to go out and spend some great time with family and friends while also working out our bodies is through hiking and camping. It is neither too strenuous an activity nor does it require you to be in a closed room, such as a gym. The health benefits of hiking and camping are plenty.   14049_5S9A0838_W_MAYAR_PACLITE_JACKET_ORIGINAL  

- It's a great cardio exercise and is good to keep your heart in good shape. Walking is considered to be one of the best exercises and hiking gives you loads of that.

- It can be simple and not too laborious (depending on the hike you undertake); which means that almost everyone can join in.

- A day out in the open air with nature is not only good for your body, but your mind as well. Sunshine and natural surroundings work wonders for your soul, warding away any negative feelings and stress.

- As a form of exercise, it increases the level of serotonin in your body which, in turn, improves your mood and your overall perspective towards life. As you become accustomed to short and plain trails, you can advance to higher ones and longer distances. This helps increase your stamina and muscle strength.

- Regular hiking has been found to be useful for relief from ailments like back pain and arthritis.

- Camping in the countryside is rejuvenating and refreshing and provides your lungs with a much-deserved break from polluted and toxic city air.

- Hiking and camping allow you to spend quality time bonding with your loved ones. There are many family trips arranged where parents can take off on hikes with their children. Camping on these hikes includes many sporting events such as swimming, relay events, etc. The young ones in the family get a chance to increase their stamina and learn team-building skills.

- While other sports and games require equipment and special training, hiking and camping are one of the most affordable ones. All you need is a good pair of hiking shoes and a good tent. With a few other essential items, you are set to take off on your hiking trip.

  Hiking and camping is indeed one of the most economical and fun ways to shed the extra pounds, while improving the overall physical and mental health of a person. So, get a good pair of shoes today and plan a hiking trip with your family! Nothing’s better than a fun day out with much needed exercise for your body added in as a bonus, and fresh air and natural beauty for your mind!

1 comment

  • I agree. Hiking is the most natural activity and it’s way healthier than for example jogging. Great for body and soul :). Btw you have a GREAT outdoor blog here:)

    Krzysiek Dąbrowski

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