Posted by Gregory Michel

Why You Should be Hiking

Martin Pazzani is the author of "Secrets of Aging Well: GET OUTSIDE," and  a mountaineer who has hiked and climbed 100,000,000 uphill steps across 7 continents, over 50 years. He told us about the mental and physical benefits derived from walking uphill.  He discovered that while walking uphill on uneven terrain, your brain is forced to be engaged, planning your next step.  This exercises your brain. Hiking is also beneficial for your heart, even the eyes.