Hiking For Your Brain and Soul

Hiking Stimulates the Brain and Heals the Soul

Working hard is awesome, but oftentimes in our current society with technology, our work seems to be a lot of office work and technology oriented. So our work becomes more about working our minds and it’s equally exhausting.

What I’ve found is a great refresher for the mind is working the body! Ever feel like you can’t think clearly? Or that you’re scatterbrained? Try going for a hike!Taking Time to Hike for Mind and Body

Hiking, and walking, is the best medicine for brain fog and not being able to think clearly.

Not only that, it gives you time to connect with your environment — which is beneficial especially if you live in the city. There are trees, insects, grass, flowers, and animals that cause us to pause and reflect. Oftentimes, even a place like a small park where you can walk and clear your mind.

Hiking in solitude is a chance to let your thoughts rest and connect with your spirituality as well. Just moving your body along the path gives your body a flow from your heart to your brain, and throughout your body and soul.

Your thinking becomes clear and your stresses can fade away. Make sure you get in your daily hike — for your brain and your soul!

Leave No Trace vs Other People

Leave No Trace vs Other People

Hikers vs the General Population

Hikers Leave No Trace and Keep Nature CleanIt’s amazing when I go out hiking and notice that it’s rare to find a single piece of trash on the trails. But, unfortunately, just walking along the roadside there’s enough to fill a dumpster within 5 miles.

Why is it that hikers are conscious of leaving no trace and no trash, but the rest of the population just tosses everything out their windows driving down the road?

Quite honestly I find it infuriating to have one group of people making a serious effort to keep the environment clean and healthy but the rest of the population seems oblivious to their actions.

It’s not just that it looks nasty, but we all know the majority of the plastics and metals last for ages, causing a constant release of chemicals as they slowly break down. And, though glass may not have the same effects, it’s dangerous when broken and animal life can become trapped in it.

There’s simply no excuse for it. Hikers can spend thousands of miles and carry their trash out of the woods and people can’t drive from a fast food restaurant to their home and dispose of their garbage.

I’d like to be able to encourage people to learn to throw away their trash, but it seems to simply be a difference in mentality between people who spend time in nature and those who don’t.