Hiking is not just a nature experience. It also keeps you fit all around. Gentle endurance training strengthens the entire body, especially the cardiovascular system as well as muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments.
Exercising in the field also strengthens your immune system. Just half an hour of brisk walking a day promotes health.
Hiking also stimulates the mind
The cyclic movement in the fresh air can free your head from work and everyday stress. In addition, it increases your ability to think. Even at a speed of four kilometres per hour, the blood supply to the brain is 30 to 40 percent higher than when it is at rest. This can promote the formation of new nerve cells.
In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, you should know the length and altitude. Beginners should choose flat and shorter routes for the first tours and slowly increase the intensity. Long hikes can overwhelm the body.