Benefits Of Hiking
There’s science behind the feel-good workout
With all of the trendy workout classes and pricey boutique fitness studios out there, you might feel the need to get back to basics (Daily Camera; 2014).
But don’t worry, simple activities can still get you in awesome shape: A recent study in the American Heart Association’s journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology found that moderate exercise, like walking, and vigorous exercise, like running or spinning, produce similar health benefits (Daily Camera; 2014).
Science, experts and hikers agree that the activity provides tried-and-true health benefits, inside and out. Here are four research-backed reasons you should hit the trail (Daily Camera; 2014):