The Benefits of Hiking for Health

The Benefits of Hiking for Health

This is not medical advice. Please consult your doctor before starting any fitness routine.

Hiking for health is legit. It's a great way to get in shape, enjoy time outside and increase your overall wellness. Hikers come in all shapes and sizes and everyone is welcome on the trails. Hiking doesn't need to be a back breaking adventure (but if that's your jam more power to you) and there are trails for all skill and fitness levels. From paved paths to high alpine rock scrambling there is something for everyone. You can find trails in national parks, wildlife areas and nature preserves, but you can also find them in suburban neighborhoods, city parks and metro areas. 

Some great online trail resources to get you out there are Alltrails, Komoot and the Outdoor Project. You may also want to get some hiking tips from the American Hiking Society and the National Park Service

Benefits of hiking

  • Stronger bones and muscles
  • Improved sense of balance
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Burns calories and tackles obesity
  • Reduces stress levels and anxiety
  • Boosts your mood
  • Can for some lower risk of depression
  • Improves your sensory perception

Autumn is a great time to get hiking. Use the links above to get started and plan your next hiking adventure. Fall colors are also right around the corner and make for a great hiking experience. Lace those shoes, grab that pack and get out there!


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