I went for a 2 mile hike yesterday morning and a 3 mile hike today…and I am GLOWING. I feel so clear and positive, which is such a welcome emotion. When I got back, I started researching why hiking helps the mood so much and stumbled upon a research article on the positive effects of hiking. In short, the article found that going on a hike (without your phone):
- Improved cognitive function
- Improved problem solving
- Increased focus
- Increased impulse control
- Burned calories
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved self-esteem
It seems like such common sense and yet many of us resist the idea of exercise of any type…but hiking can achieve the same results as medication, so why not??
Check out the article below and let me know what you think:
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