Five Ways Hiking is Great for Health and Weight Loss

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Springtime is here. Why not take advantage of the rising temperatures to switch up your exercise routine? Here are five reasons why hiking is a great way to lose weight, tone up and get a whole new perspective.

  1. Hiking is a better workout: Waking flat city surfaces is an adequate workout.  But if you really want to tone up, hiking provides a more effective and varied workout. That's because traversing the uneven terrain of grass, hills, rocks, etc. use more muscles than does flat-surface walking.
  2. Hiking is a change of pace: Let's face it - spinning away on a treadmill at the gym is only so interesting. Outside of a TV screen, the view doesn't change much. But hiking provides a plethora of possible views. The city skyline, the park, the river, the beach, the woods - Depending upon where you live, the views are endless.
  3. Hiking is a de-stresser: Studies have shown that being among nature is a prime stress reliever and can help lower incidences of depression.
  4. Hiking is a chance to disconnect: Need a little me-time? Taking a solo hike offers a chance to get away for a bit to think, reflect and recharge.
  5. Hiking is a chance to reconnect: On the other hand, hiking also offers a chance to reconnect with your significant other, your kids or your best bud. Leave the technology behind and get some face time while you get a workout together.

Metabolic Research Center advocates an active lifestyle that includes varied exercise as well as a nutritional diet. Call 800-501-8090 to speak with a weight loss specialist who can help you develop a customize diet and exercise plan today. 


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