From quiet moments of self reflection, invigorating sights and challenging yourself in nature, trekking provides a number of benefits; both physical and mental. On this blog you will know benefits of trekking.
Overall improved fitness
One of the major benefits of trekking is that it improves your physical health immensely. Spending multiple hours on the trail, climbing around boulders, rock hopping and ascending hills gives your whole body a workout, improving your strength, agility and cardio fitness. It’s also a fantastic way to lose weight, you can burn around 600 calories per hour while trekking.
It’s hard to argue with science. A study in the The Proceedings of the National Acadamy of Science found that that “exposure to nature can counteract the negative effects of stress and anxiety. Spending time outdoors on a trek or active holiday in nature is a perfect way to cleanse your mind from the stress and worries.
Improves Cardiovascular strength
Regular trekking can increase cardiovascular strength as the heart has to pump harder to keep up with the oxygen demand while trekking. This increases blood flow to the muscles and the brain, improving the circulatory and respiratory system’s health. In addition, breathing in the fresh air and pure oxygen from the forest and trees keeps the respiratory system clean – a refreshing change from the city air, where 75% of air pollution is from vehicle emissions.
While trekking, you’re much less likely to drink coffee or alcohol, but you’ll drink plenty of H20 and eat wholefoods. Consuming nothing but goodness for a week or more has positive outcomes for inner health. You’ll feel fantastic, your skin rejuvinates and there is definitely empowerment when the body goes a la naturale.
Increase focus and productivity
It’s shown that ten minutes of movement increases productivity and mental focus at work, so get outside and take a walk on your lunch break! By incorporating a trek into your weekend activities, you will further increase focus by reducing stress and increasing your physical fitness.
Let us fill our hearts with illusions and hope, this together we will cross the barriers of distance. We Will Travel Again to Machu Picchu, Salkantay, Camino Inca, Inca Jungle.