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​Walking Sticks and Mountain Hikes

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Whether you want to reduce stress, lose weight or simply clear your head, getting out into nature for a long hike is a great idea. And assuming you haven't lead a sedentary life, you can get up right now and go hike your favorite mountain or nature trail.

Of course, if you are going to hike a nature trail or mountain trail, you might want to utilize a pair of walking sticks to help with balance and save your joints some pain.

If you remain unmotivated and would rather just sit there on the couch, we have some motivation for you. Here are a few really great reasons you should get off the couch and onto the trail.

It’s Cheap

One of the excuses you use time and time again for not hitting the gym is the expense. Well, hiking is free, so that excuse won't fly.

Really, besides a quality walking stick and good shoes, you don't really need anything else.

It’s Simple

We get it. There are any number of exercises out there that can be rather complicated. But hining isn’t. In fact, it’s as easy as walking. It really doesn't get more fundamental than that.

Time Matters

Your hike is as long as you want it to be. If you want to go on a short hike before an appointment or dinner, you can do that. If you want to take a day off work for a long hike, we urge you to do so. A day hiking is much better and healthier than a day stuck at a desk.

It’s Refreshing

Nothing beats that feeling you get when you take a deep breath of fresh, crisp air. Mountain air is best by far. It’s so clean and refreshing, not unlike sipping a cold glass of ice water on a very hot day.

Great Views

The view outside the window of your living room might be pretty good, but it’s nothing compared to what you see when you go on a nature hike or mountain hike.

Let’s face it, it’s extremely beautiful in nature with the variety of trees, lakes and rivers. You can really lose yourself in the beauty of nature.

Make Friends

The hiking community is a large community connected through social media and live events. There are a ton of like-minded people out there who would love to go for a hike with you and talk about it over a beer afterward.

Bonds are created all because of the common love of hiking.

Health and Fitness

This is a no-brainer. Hiking is one way to get that body you have always wanted. Whether you want to buff up your body or just lose a few pounds, getting from point A to point B by hiking is the way to do it.

It’s an Escape

Spending time outdoors gives you a sense of peace and enables you to step away from the hectic lifestyle we all lead. We are bombarded with busy schedules, traffic and technology, hiking gives you that break you need to rejuvenate.