11 Benefits of Hiking for Health and Well-Being
I’m going to get real with you here: I have not always been as healthy and active as I am today. Post-college, I wasn’t taking very good care of myself, and I didn’t know the first thing about spending time in the outdoors. But I knew that I needed to change the direction my life was headed and that I wanted to spend more time outside. I inherently knew that there were a variety of benefits of hiking, so I said yes to hikes and backpacking trips with friends, and I pushed myself past my comfort zone – many times.
As my confidence grew, so did my outdoor skills and ability to go on longer hikes and more remote backpacking trips. Over time, I built a relationship with the outdoors that has truly transformed my life for the better.
Now, more than a decade later, hiking has everything to do with why I’m so enthusiastic about encouraging others to get outside. The benefits of hiking – for me – have been profound, and I think.... Continue Reading at Bear Foot Theory