Just being outdoors has numerous health benefits, especially if you can get to an outdoor area that is away from the city and in the forest or near the ocean. Do you know what makes being outdoors even more healthy? Hiking while you are outdoors!

The Benefits of Hiking are numerous as well. Fresh air, exercise, stress-reduction, muscle-toning, weight-loss, strength-building, and skin-clearing are some of the noticeable benefits. However, hiking also helps to prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even certain cancers.

The best way to get the maximum benefits is to hike with a friend who also loves hiking. It also helps to hike somewhere where there is less pollution and less noise. Dress in layers, don’t hike when it is too hot or too cold and make sure to have all the supplies necessary to stay safe on hand.