You probably don’t need any more reminding of why you need fresh air on a beautiful hike. In fact, you’re probably reading this article because going on a day hike is exactly what you had in mind for next weekend; you just needed a little motivation. We get you. Sometimes, you need to know why you should do something before you go out and do it. We like to think it’s logical.
Or, perhaps, you need to convince your buddy to come along for the hike. Whatever the reason is that you are here, we are here to give you six convincing reasons to go on a hike as soon as possible.
1. You need it for your soul.
I don’t care if you are on a hike right now or haven’t been outside between the hours of 9 to 5, like ever. Whatever your situation is, you need a day hike. You need to get outside and get some fresh air. You need to stretch your legs. You need to take a mental break from all that’s bogging you down and just forget about it as you climb a mountain. You need it because you’ve never hiked anything truly worthwhile or you need it because you love hiking everything.
We all need hiking, whether that’s because the outdoors is where we feel at ease, or because we need to face our fears of exercise, and put on those hiking shoes. We need it. You need it. You need to go on a hike ASAP.
2. The sun will take care of you.
Again, we’re going to talk about your needs. You may need to get some sun. Not only does the sun provide your body with Vitamin D, but it also provides you body with something we find even more appealing: sunshine. Sunshine itself is a beautiful word, but actually being outside, hiking in the sunshine, is a truly wonderfully magnificent feeling. It should make you want to sing and dance, as well as put on some sunblock if you’re a little pale.
As the sun shines gently on your skin, it will cure your frown. Go try it. The smile you’ll get is on us.
3. The trees will whisper peace into your soul.
Have you ever stopped to really listen to the trees? They really do whisper. They whisper in silence. They tell you that you will be okay. They tell you that life does not have to be so humanly complicated. The trees are rooted and they will not let your soul be damp with worry.
Listen to the trees.
Get outside right now and hear what they have to say.
4. Your body needs a stretch, outside of the gym.
Maybe you climb the stairs at your office, or make it a goal to go to the gym three times a week; or perhaps you struggle to do any sort of athletic activity. It does not matter your circumstance.
Your body needs a break. Your hard-working frame needs some fresh air and a good stretch on that brown dirt under bright blue skies.
5. You need a break from technology.
I don’t know about you, but lately, I can’t seem to get away from technology. There’s so much to see and do on social media, and then work itself is on a computer. Sometimes, I just need a break. I need to get outside and be under the glare of the sun, not staring at the glare of a computer screen.
If needs be, go on a technology fast, as much as is possible. Turn off your social media notifications and forget about taking photos for Instagram. Just exist. Go outside and remember what it’s like to hike and simply be a person, existing in the midst of nature.
6. Your hiking gear is sorely underused.
The last reason to go on a day hike as soon as possible is this: you bought some hiking gear, hoping it would improve your hiking experience and motivate you to get outside more, but you hardly use it. Well, let that underused gear be your motivation again today. Put on those cute athleisure leggings, grab your lightweight hiking backpack, and hit the trails. It’s time to use the hiking gear that has been calling your name since last summer when you put it in storage.
There you have it: 6 convincing reasons to go on a day hike, like right now. If you need a seventh, hop on over to this link, and grab one of our brand new backpacks. They are perfect for day hikes and have everything you might possibly think to include in a backpack. Have fun adventuring friends!
Designed to get you and your gear to any place you can imagine. | This pack can be completely customized for any trip you're about to endeavor on. With mesh pockets, adjustable securing clips and carabiner loops you can take a hammock, trekking poles, water bottles or anything you may need. A 600D rain resistant exterior guarantees a little rain won't ruin your day. Even keep your phone secure and dry by running your headphones through the headphone port.
About the Author
Lauren Kutschke is a freelance content writer and social media manager. She loves to hike, ski and spend time with her husband and dog. Lauren has a passion for photography and is currently learning German.
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