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The Benefits of getting out in the Hills

People who go trekking on a regular basis have a better overall health, are more energetic and suffer from less stress, If you’re looking to get fit in 2016 or take on a new challenge whether it be the 3 PeaksChallenge or Trekking across Iceland, there’s no better time to dust off those boots and Get Outside.

#1 Improve your Overall Health and Fitness
Getting out in the hills on a regular basis, you’ll not only feel great but you’ll enjoy optimum fitness making your days out in the mountains a lot more fun. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, you can gain so many benefits being the mountains.

#2 Decrease Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Recent studies show that walking for an hour a day can cut a person’s risk of stroke in half. Walking conditions the heart and will help you live longer.

Head to the hills and help keep your cardiovascular system healthy!

#3 Be Happy
A day in hills, be it a wet and windy weekend in Snowdonia walking not only calms you but improves your general well being, being In the grandeur of nature, away from the pressures of everyday life and technology works wonders for stress relief.

#4 Prevent Diabetes
Walking in the hills will reduce your risk of diabetes. A good day out in the hills will work your muscles, which transfers glucose from your bloodstream for energy.

#5 Increase Your Energy Level
Aerobic activities will provide oxygen to your muscles and other body tissues. This extra fuel helps boost your muscles and lungs and increases your alertness, and energy and endurance levels!

#6 Lose Weight
Trekking is one of the best ways to burn calories and lose the unwanted pounds! In fact, numerous studies have proved that hiking can burn more than 400 calories per hour

#7 Increase Bone Density
Strong bones are essential to your overall health. Hiking consistently will decrease your chances of developing osteoporosis and arthritis. If you have arthritis, studies have shown that two and a half hours of hiking per week will maintain flexibility in your joints and decrease joint stiffness.

#8 Expand Your mind and Discover New Places
Trekking is a great excuse for visiting new places, great for creating excitement, avoiding boredom and opening new synopsis’ in the brain. Instead of planning an ordinary holiday to Spain, take a hike! Adventure trips can encompass snow-capped mountains, spectacular canyons, fascinating deserts and verdant forests, the world is your oyster.

#9 Tones Your Muscles
Since hiking can include steep inclines, it is perfect for challenging your body and for toning your muscles. With brisk movements and a steady pace, you can get a full body workout. Remember to stretch before and after a vigorous hike, so that your hamstrings and quads are toned.

#10 Develop Healthy Habits
Another compelling reason to head for the hills is a much-improved quality of life. Each time you hike, breathe the outside air, exert and challenge yourself, you will come away feeling better than you did. Your body and mind will feel healthier and your stress level will drop off. Because of this great feeling, you’ll want to hike again. It may even become addictive!

As you notice improvements in your mind and body, you may adopt other healthy habits such as eating healthy foods.

Get Outside, Challenge Yourself and head for the hills