Go for a hike

Sometimes we get in a routine, work, gym, kids practices, church, whatever you have going on, taking a break and going outside for a hike may be just want you need! Hiking is great exercise and ALL ages can enjoy it together. The health benefits are just icing on the cake!

Here are a few:

  • Improved cardio-respiratory fitness (heart, lungs, blood vessels)
  • Improved muscular fitness
  • Lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Lower risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • Lower risk of high cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Increased bone density or a slower loss of density
  • Reduced depression
  • Better quality sleep

Change it up and get your family and friends on a trail! Check out to http://www.mapmywalk.com/us/ and look up local trails near you!

 

Source: http://www.goodhiker.com/2011/05/25/health-benefits-hiking/

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