PRIDE & Equality 2019 - To Your Health: TAKE A HIKE! Spring into a Healthier Lifestyle through Hiking
In an age of trendy fitness studios, high-tech workout trackers and expensive personal trainers, it can be easy to forget that the simple act of hiking is an exercise powerhouse. However, scientific research and health professionals alike agree that hitting the trails is advantageous for all aspects of physical fitness.
In fact, studies like a 2015 report out of Stanford indicate that hiking also provides mental health benefits. The study found that time spent in nature calms the portion of the brain linked to mental illness and reduces the mind’s tendency towards negative thought patterns.
The hiking movement in America is out to teach people that they don’t need a gym membership to improve their health; they just need a hiking stick. Warren Owen, Director of Brazos Walking Sticks, is a huge believer in this cause and his company is doing their part to spread the message of the health benefits of hiking
“My company creates hand-crafted, high-quality, made in the U.S. hiking and walking sticks. We believe that any chance to breathe in fresh air while hiking can help cure what ails you,” explains Owen.
Owen continued, “Much like falling into routines in the gym, the same terrain can start to limit the impact of hiking workouts. The more parks that are explored and the terrains vary, the better the health benefits will be. It also helps that the hiker gets to explore more of America’s natural beauty!”
Hiking lowers your risk of heart disease and improves both blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Varied terrains make it possible to improve cardiovascular performance, increase endurance and tone muscle. Brazos Walking Sticks is a wonderful tool to
To learn more of Brazos Walking Sticks visit https://www.brazos-walking-sticks.com/
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