10 reasons you should take a hike
Whether you live in the suburbs or the city, nothing beats the indescribable feeling when breathing in crisp, fresh mountain air. It’s so clean and refreshing, just like sipping on ice-cold water on a hot sunny day. With the rate of pollution rising and exhaust in the air, those chemicals inhaled can be carcinogenic and dangerous for your health. By taking the time to go on a hike and soak in the fresh air Mother Nature has to offer will be refreshing and also good for your overall health.
Lets face it, the outdoors are extremely beautiful in a variety of unique, special ways; trees, lakes, mountains, waterfalls, rivers, peaks, you name it. You can hike to almost any destination as long as you are prepared with the right gear and proper resources. Though the “hike” may be grueling and maybe even painful at first, the views are always worth it!
The hiking community, tied along with social media, Instagram, Ten Tree and Facebook has allowed so many people to branch out and make new friends. These accounts have allowed people to open up their lives and invite others in where friendships can be prospered. Bonds have been created that will forever be cherished. I have personally witnessed and experienced some of the most memorable moments with friends because our love for the outdoors brought us together in the most wild places. If you haven’t already reached out to someone you look up to, try it. It might change your life. My best friend Erin Noelle reached out to me last October as a stranger, and we have been the closest friends since then.
Hiking and climbing can help you get that body you always wanted. It’s not always easy getting from point A to point B, especially if you have a heavy pack on for an overnighter. By doing so, you increase muscle strength, endurance, reduce blood pressure, increase stamina, relieve stress, get your heart rate up, and increase longevity. However, the mountains can be very dangerous so always be precautious and bring a first aid kit everywhere you go. READ MORE…