It’s February….and hearts are everywhere! Instead of eating a box of chocolate covered ones, show yourself some love and go on a heart-healthy hike.
Hiking outdoors has plenty of perks: nice views, fresh air, and the sounds and smells of nature.
It’s good for you, too. Hiking is a powerful workout that can:
- Lower your risk of heart disease
- Boost bone density
- Improve blood pressure
- Improve blood sugar levels
- Strengthen your core
- Improve balance
- Control your weight
- Boost your mood
Did you know that even a small hill will intensify your heart rate and burn extra calories? Just a 5% incline can equal a 30% calorie burn.
Studies show that exercising in nature can boost your mood…so lace up those hiking boots and go for a heart-healthy hike! It’s good for your heart and your mind. <3