Tips for climbing a mountain during menstruationNovember 10, 2020
Giulia Shanordi; the rock climberNovember 17, 2020
Whether it’s hiking to a higher mountain or just breathing in fresh air and physical activity, hiking is a way to disconnect and reconnect with nature.
Hiking is good for your heart
This type of exercise reduces the level of bad cholesterol in the blood, while at the same time increasing the good one.
It can also improve blood circulation, reduce or prevent high blood pressure, improve heart function and reduce the risk of developing diabetes.Moderate to high-intensity aerobic activities are good for your heart, and this can include hiking uphill or carrying a heavy backpack.
Hiking reduces stress, and at the same time improves our mood. With all these benefits, the risk of an acute heart attack is significantly lower.
First, when hiking, you have to pay attention to where you are walking. Whether it is flat or hilly terrain, hiking helps us stay focused.
Since many people are struggling with anxiety, going out in nature like this can calm you down a lot.
It acts as training at intervals
Depending on which part of the mountain you were on, for different parts, climbs and the like, you used different parts of the body and used more energy when you needed it.
Although most people do not consider hiking to be interval training, it certainly is. This type of cardio exercise means that you do your best for a short time, followed by a period of rest.
In fact, interval training is one of the most effective types of cardio training, and it helps you burn calories while on the track.
You feel fulfilled
You know that feeling when you come back from a good and quality workout and step into a warm, hot shower? After that, you feel as if you have achieved something, you are grateful and fulfilled.
So it is with hiking. Mother Nature reminds us that we never take a single moment for granted.
Learn survival skills
Whether you intend to seriously hike or just enjoy nature, a departure from modern content teaches you survival skills.
Hiking introduces you to the wilderness and makes you appreciate the beauty of nature. Hiking is a very educational experience.
It helps you understand some things
As you go into the woods, as you climb, you have the opportunity to think critically about some things, to think about what you could do to improve. Sometimes it’s easy to forget how little you need to be happy.