Doctors Explain How Hiking Changes Your Brain – from Globelink Travel

Over 50% of people now live in urban areas and experts predict this will reach 70% by 2050. It’s no secret that urbanisation is associated with stress and scientists advise that visiting natural areas regularly is a vital factor for maintaining good mental health.

It sounds obvious that a good long hike in the mountains, or through the countryside will clear your thoughts, reduces stress and improve fitness and mood – but recent scientific studies suggest that hiking can truly change your state of mind for the better.

Hiking reduces unnecessary reflexion and negative thoughts significantly. How many times have you caught yourself going over and over the same negative view or memory instead of enjoying the moment? Pilling up these thoughts without getting rid of them can lead to stress and depression, however… [Continue Reading]

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