Why You Should Take A Hike This Weekend

July 30, 2018

Being in the mountains makes me feel ALIVE! I love the cool air and the smell of the the tress. One of my favorite places to hike is Stewart Falls up Sundance Canyon. You really can’t get prettier than Sundance. Whether you’re looking to get in shape, reduce stress, or clear your head, hiking delivers almost immediate benefits. If you’re looking for some motivation to get onto the trail, consider these reasons to start hiking.

Let’s break this down…

Hiking is good for you

According to the American Hiking Society, hiking delivers a remarkable range of health benefits with comparatively few risks. By using hiking as a way to stay physically active, you can potentially lose weight, reduce heart disease, decrease hypertension, and slow the aging process. It also offers mental health benefits by reducing stress and anxiety.

Hiking is easy

As you hike more frequently, you’ll begin to develop additional stamina, skills, and comfort on the trail. Pretty soon you’ll be climbing mountains like a pro!

Hiking is cheap
Compared to just about any other sport, hiking essentials are minimal. Good shoes, a few pieces of the proper clothing and you’re pretty much ready to go.

Hiking is real
Nothing is “realer” than a good hike We all spend way too much time on computers and indoors under fluorescent lights. Or texting and watching TV (sometimes at the same time!).

It’s a chance to experience the world WITHOUT A FILTER, and to rediscover the seasons, the earth and it’s beauty! Hiking is an unscripted experience where spontaneity is the rule. Overall, Utah mountains are BeaUTAHful!! So get out there and HIKE!

If you have favorite hiking suggestion, leave a comment below, fill us in all your favorite trails & don’t forget to tag your pictures #saluslifestyles on Instagram! We’d love to see you out in nature!


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