Lose weight, improve cariovacular fitness, reduce the chance of heart disease, diabetes, cancer; the Outdoors can help improve your fitness with variety in surroundings that lacks in other forms of exercise.
Hiking While Disconnected From Technology Boosts Creative Problem Solving.
A study by psychologists Ruth Ann Atchley and David L. Strayer found that creative problem solving was improved by 50% when disconnecting from technology and reconnecting with nature during an extended technology free hike.
Hiking Can Improve Your Mind.
Walking up a mountain can relax your mind, body, and soul, but science is also proving hiking can actually change your brain and reduce rumination. Negative thought stops us enjoying the moment, which can even lead down a path to anxiety and depression. A recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that spending time in nature decreases obsessive, negative thoughts by a significant margin. Increased urbanization closely correlated with increased depression and other mental illness.
Research demonstrates you're more likely to work hard outdoors;
"green" exercise activities alters our perception of effort, resulting in greater intensity and length of exercise without the realisation of more effort, making it easier to achieve your target!
As well as the benefits of fresh air, sunshine exposure is crucial for the production of vitamin D; essential for healthy bones, teeth and muscles.