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4 Reasons why Hiking is better for health than going to the gym

are you a gym freak? turn yourself into a hiking freak now!

Going to the Gym is the first thing that pops up into people’s mind when they think about hiking. It’s a fact that joining and being active in health clubs and gyming did help millions of people to get rid of some of the extra fat and live their lives more active and enthusiastically. All of the activities, Aerobics, Treadmills and anything you can name of happen inside a closed room, and that is Gym’s biggest drawback. Though there is nothing wrong in it but there is always a scope for the better!

As experts have said, mountain sports lovers consider hiking as one of the best aerobic activities. Hiking has many advantages over exercising in a close room that includes –

  • It is almost costless as all you need to spend on is a pair of boots rather the expensive monthly gym membership
  • You can go with your kids and family which you can’t do in gyms as most of them don’t like kids
  • You get an amazing view and get to breathe in fresh air in the open and free world
  • You don’t need to spend time waiting in long lines for treadmills and dumbles.

Also if your kid is too young to walk/hike, check out Parenting Pick’s Best Baby Hiking Carriers.

According to a research conducted in 2004 on how hiking can affect the amount of sugar in your body, hiking brings down bad cholesterol levels in the body of hikers resulting in a healthier lifestyle.

As this study and many more sources say, hiking is one of thee best way to live a more healthier and happier life, when are you going to try it?

So, if you want to go for hiking, now is the time to do it. You can go for it with your family and friends to have an healthy picnic.

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