Benefits of hiking

  1. It increases oxygen flow and your brain will benefit and you may think more clearly

  2. You breathe in, touch nature, or hear things which builds your microbiome

  3. You will likely lose weight which impacts all areas of health

  4. Your microbes will generate more positive brain chemicals like dopamine

  5. Can reduce depression

  6. Can reduce anxiety

  7. Can reduce stress

  8. Boosts your mood

  9. Allows you to consume Vitamin N, (Nature)

  10. Allows you to develop more Vitamin D as a result of more sun exposure

  11. Gets you potentially in social situations for laughter

  12. Lowers your risk of heart disease

  13. Reduces by hundreds of billions spent each year on heart disease

  14. Reduce chance of heart attack

  15. Reduce chance of stroke

  16. Reduce the severity of diabetes

  17. Tests your adrenaline when you see a nearby snake, spider, or howling coyote

  18. Lowers blood pressure

  19. Lowers blood sugars

  20. Builds strength in your glutes

  21. Builds Strength in your quadriceps

  22. Builds STrength in your hamstrings

  23. Builds STRength in other muscles in your hips (especially walking in water in sand)

  24. Builds STREngth in your calf and lower legs

  25. Builds STRENgth in your core

  26. Builds STRENGth in your hands if you use hiking/trekking poles

  27. Builds STRENGTh in your arms if you use hiking/trekking poles

  28. Builds STRENGTH in your back especially when using a backpack

  29. BUilds STRENGTH in your shoulders (deltoids) using a backpack

  30. BUIlds STRENGTH in upper back muscles (traps = trapezius muscles) which radiate to the neck using a backpack

  31. BUILDs STRENGTH in abdominal muscles (“abs”) using a backpack or hiking/trekking poles

  32. Builds BONE DENSITY

  33. Helps reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis

  34. Helps bone joints

  35. Helps reduce pain from arthritis

  36. Improves balance

  37. Lengthens one life if that is good

  38. Improves overall quality of life

  39. Improves your math computational skills as you plan and scheme to buy hiking stuff

  40. Saves you $money$ from joining a gym

  41. Saves you $money$ by NOT buying an expensive bicycle

  42. Saves you $money$ by not having expensive gym equipment at home

  43. Gets you out of your drywall box away from toxic cleansers

  44. Gets you out of your drywall box away from large toxic rectangular devices

  45. Gets you out of your drywall box away from toxic "Stainmaster" stain resistant carpets

  46. Gets you out of your drywall box away from toxic "Stainmaster" stain resistant couches and comfy chairs

  47. Gets you out of your drywall box off the couch, the new smoking

  48. Gets you out of your drywall box away from air-conditioning so that you can sweat through your third kidney, the skin

  49. Gets you out of your drywall box away from cookie jars and candy dishes

  50. Gets you out of your drywall box away from lead paints

  51. Gets you out of your drywall box away from mold and mildew

  52. Gets you out of your drywall box away from fireplaces using toxic fake logs

  53. Gets you out of your drywall box away from particle board and the formaldehyde used in it

  54. Gets you out of your neighborhood away from grass fertilizer sprayers

  55. Gets you out of your neighborhood away from glyphosate used by neighbors (Roundup) or farmers (1,820,577,361 pounds in 2014!!!)

  56. Gets you out of your neighborhood away from diesel/gas mail trucks like USPS, UPS, Amazon, DHL, Federal Express, and school buses

  57. Gets you out of your neighborhood away from door to door salespersons

  58. Gets you out of your neighborhood away from door to door politicians (poly=many, tic=bloodsucker OR many bloodsuckers)

  59. Gets you out of your neighborhood away from LOUD obnoxious noxious poisonous two-stroke weed whackers

  60. Gets you out of your neighborhood away from LOUD obnoxious noxious poisonous lawn mowers and trackers

  61. Gets you out of your neighborhood away from LOUD repetitively annoying car alarms

  62. Gets you out of your neighborhood away from LOUD repetitively annoying hammer blows for a roof

  63. Gets you out of your neighborhood away from that toxic wood-treated deck you stand on barefoot

  64. AND A LOT MORE TO ADD ON TO THIS!!!


10.30.22