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Health Benefits Of Trekking

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Written by anushree rawat

Amidst the monotonous routine, workload, targets, cacophonies around people nowadays are leading an unhealthy and unbalanced lifestyle. Although they might be concerned about their physical fitness for which they do spend hours over those heavy machines and pay high to the gym. But this alone cannot help a person to achieve a state of healthy and calm mind or make them happier or bring their inner peace.

For achieving real peace of mind along with a healthy well being, one of the most exciting and highly recommended activity is TREKKING. Yes, adventurous exciting trails can be beneficial for health as a whole.

Trekking in the mountainous topographies gives benefits not only to our body but also to our soul. Thus, it overall improves our health physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Some of the health benefits you can achieve through footslog are:-


Mountainous or hilly hiking provides you pure oxygen with deep natural inhaling and exhaling, this improves the respiratory system, as well as the cardiovascular system, also improves lung capacity.

As you breathe in the fresh air lungs become more active and the heart pumps more oxygenated blood which as a whole balance the body system. Also, walking with the backpacks adds to the benefits of the cardio system.


Yes, you don’t need to go on any diet plan or need to spend hours in the gym sweating, hiking is just the alternate with fun along.

While up for trekking you get to walk over long distances covering the narrow pathways, stony routes, ups and downs over the hills and that too with your backpacks along with this you by default shift to the fresh fruits and lighter intakes(as per the requirements) which overall sums up to a significant weight loss in a healthy way.


Walking upon uneven trailing paths with rocky pathways helps in strengthening your bones-leg muscles and make them agile which also helps in boosting up your stamina, also during trekking, you need to carry your loaded backpack on your shoulder along with your journey which may seem to be a burden though, but this ameliorates the density of the bones.


Picturesque views, lush greenery, high headed mountains, rich experience of flora and fauna, the soothing aroma of the greenery, mesmerizing waters, exotic starry night’s beauty, altogether gives a sense of inner peace. It makes you forget your worries for time being, helps in calming and relaxing the mind and soul, thus it basically detoxifies the impurities from the mind and body.

Trekking aids you in experiencing beautiful serene nature, breathing fresh air and overall nature’s captivating view offers you good mental health and yes this demolishes mental blocks and makes you happier, healthier and is truly holistically therapeutic.


While on a hike, you get to meet new people in new surroundings, which develops your social interaction ability, also you get into discipline, mannerism, and acquire perseverance. Thus you get to learn how to improve your value socially too.

So, these were some of the paramount health benefits of trekking, but below you will find the overall listed summary of all the benefits:

  • Reduces stress
  • Keeps you focused
  • Improves your heart, lungs.
  • Overall balances your body systems
  • Due to sun exposure while trekking, levels of vitamin –d increase which thus helps to optimize your hormone levels.
  • Improves muscular strength, and increases its agility
  • Helps to calm and clear your mind and helps to achieve inner peace.
  • You develop geographical knowledge, topographies, learn about varieties of flora and fauna of that place.

Trekking thus not only alleviates you to challenge yourself or exploring yourself along with gaining good experiences but also provides numerous health benefits.

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