Hiking and your Health – it’s just good for you!
Get your Boots on and feel the benefit!
We all instinctively know that hiking is doing us some good because it just feels right but there’s a good deal of evidence to back up the claims that Hiking is good for body and mind. The British Heart Foundation recommends walking to help your physical health:
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Improves Cardiovascular Health
- Lower risk of Type 2 Diabetes
- Lowers risk of Stroke
- Improves Sleep
- Can help you lose Weight
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Tones Muscles
- Helps strengthen Bones
And Hiking comes with a host of other benefits too:
- Meet new friends
- It can save you Money – it’s Free!
- The big one: It’s proven to be VERY good for Mental Wellbeing and Health
- Boosts energy levels
- Reduces Stress
- Can improve Concentration and Focus by up to 50%
“Being out in nature, away from the non-stop busy noise of our daily lives and technology, allows people to connect with themselves and nature in a way that brings about peace and a sense of well-being” says Leigh Jackson-Magennis, REI Outdoor Programs and Outreach New England Market Manager.
Quite right Leigh! – it’s something that we should all try and do more often. So keep an eye on the EVENTS section of the Website and we’ll tell you what’s coming up!
Captain Felix Deer joined the Army in 1985 and served in a number of Training Officer roles, qualifying as a Unit Fitness Officer in 1986. Since leaving the Army in 1994, Felix has sold property, built houses and flown airliners for a living, but has always maintained his keen interest in Fitness.