Hiking or walking: Is there a difference between them?

There are some things in life that we do not get to choose at the beginning of our lives: parents, siblings, and where we live, to name just a few. Our health, however, is a different story. Whether we are in shape or not can depend on hereditary factors as well as the lifestyle we choose.

Exercise More—Feel Great
The challenge today is to decide what will have the most significant impact on our health. The media have flooded the marketplace with information on dieting, exercise, nutritional supplements, and a host of other health-related matters. Everyone knows that a healthy lifestyle includes a program of regular exercise. When you select an exercise activity, it is important to choose something that you enjoy doing. Otherwise, you will not make it a part of your daily routine. The key is not so much what you do for exercise but how often you do it. Let us consider a low-impact activity like walking or hiking. By the way, is there any difference between them?

Hiking or walking? That is the question
Hiking is the favourite term, in many countries for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails or footpaths, in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. The truth is we still haven’t defined the difference between taking a hike and taking a walk. So, if you ask a hiker what he or she thinks the definition is, you will probably get a different answer. One might tell you that hiking through dense forests is the correct definition while another will say it’s the rugged paths of Breakneck Ridge in New York! One thing that all hikers will have in common is that look of yearning and peace when they talk about their hikes. They’ll tell you about testing their bodies’ limits and the spiritual awakenings that they have had.

Elaborating on this common sense regarding hiking and the direct contact with the environment and nature, we can mention some benefits of taking hikes:
-Hiking in a countryside environment offers a mayor probability of clearing your mind.
-Hiking boosts your brain since spending more time with nature make us up to 50% more creative when doing problem-solving tasks.
-Hiking in nature will help your brain of over-thinking negative emotions and experiences.
-Hiking surely will make you lose weight because of the 500 calories an hour you can burn.
-Hiking encourages stronger bone structure and density while defining the muscles in your legs.
-Hiking reduces the chance of high blood pressure, strokes, heart disease and, of course, obesity.
-Hiking strengthens the connection with nature, so in the end, this brings peace and sense of well-being.
-Hiking avoids the effects of mental fatigue that technology brings with it. You can unplug from the world for a while.

We will love it if you could get all the benefits of hiking the surrounding areas at Etosoto. At the same time, we count on many other experiences you can discover at Etosoto. Check our videos, enjoy our facilities and get related to our creative and innovative vision.