Hiking, Camping, Backpacking

Benefits of Hiking: Physical, Mental, and Beyond

Do you wish to improve your overall fitness? Hiking not only improves your overall fitness, but it's also a tried and tested stress and depression reliever and anxiety reducer. Let's go through some of the various physical, mental, and social benefits that hiking has to offer.

Physical Benefits

three Girls on a hiking trail with AARN small hiking backpacks

Like many other exercise regimes, hiking improves your physical endurance and cardiovascular health. While walking improves your cardiovascular health, hiking provides you with an element of cross-training. It also improves your balance, stability, and metabolism while burning those stubborn calories.

Look into buying the best lightweight backpack for hiking at AARN and make your hiking trips worth remembering.

According to The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, hiking minimizes the threat of heart attacks and diabetes while reducing blood pressure and improving glucose tolerance. Glucose intolerant or diabetic hikers can look into buying AARN bear-resistant food containers. These food containers will save them from hypoglycemia or, worse, coma.         

Mental Benefits

Spending time with nature reduces our repetitive and negative thought patterns and emotions. Our lives have gotten a lot busier during the pandemic. A work-life balance no longer exists, resulting in increased stress and other mental illnesses. Hiking and spending time with nature not only provides us with that much-needed reprieve but also improves our mental health.    

Social Benefits

With so many social media platforms in the picture, we've stopped communicating with people right in front of us. Call someone up; a friend, colleague, or a family member who wouldn't mind a little huffing and puffing and going out hiking. Hiking provides you the added advantage of face-to-face communication, something that seems to be seriously lacking in today's digitalized world.   

If you want to take care of yourself mentally, physically, and socially, try hiking. If you're a first-timer, then you should get into the hiking mood with our AARN lightweight backpacks for hiking, balanced day bags, and ultralight hiking gear. With our top-notch fitness apparel, you can breeze through any terrain. Even regular hikers can benefit from our bear-resistant food containers, ultralight hiking pants, bear canister holders, and AARN body packs.   

Still confused? Get in touch with us to learn more about AARN hiking apparel.

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