Benefits of Hiking

Walking a trail is a very important activity for health, in addition to being a very pleasant walk to do in the middle of nature. But what are the benefits of hiking?

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Taking trails is a very diverse activity, they are available in different places and can be done by different ages depending on the type of trail.

Not to mention the richness of natural beauty all over the world. Like in Brazil, a country that has amazing natural landscapes that provides many places where the trails are available.  

In addition, it is a way to gather friends and family for a walk immersed in nature.


I’m Giovanna Fraga, sister of the author and creator of the blog The world in Sandwiches and I am here to tell you some of my experiences, with the aim of encouraging and providing you with tips for unforgettable tours!

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That’s why he can have amazing experiences like this.

He started a trip around the world to get to know places, cultures and regional cuisines and I will bring great surprises from these experiences.

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What are the benefits of hiking?


Walking and physical activity release hormones that reduce stress and anxiety.

Not to mention that being close to those you love also releases hormones of happiness, bringing a feeling of well being.

If you’re doing this on your own, it will likely help you get to know yourself better. Take the opportunity to relax and think about things we don’t have time to think about during the day.

Get to know new places

Hiking means exploring new places, new environments.

Beautiful and natural places that bring you a unique experience,

In addition, you can still see animals that you have never seen and be around them, such as lizards, monkeys, sloths, birds, and so on.


cave trail

Improves health

Doing physical activities decreases the likelihood of developing heart disease, because during physical activity the heart pumps a greater amount of blood to the body, this also contributes to making the vessels and arteries more flexible.

Physical fitness – Benefits of hiking

Physical activity itself improves physical conditioning, especially the sloping trails, the ones that change the inclination and have climbing paths.

Also, when walking on rougher terrain and slopes, your abdominal muscles are required to work harder to keep your body stabilized and straight.

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trail with waterfall

Improves insomnia, anxiety and depression

The practice of regular physical activities improves these issues due to hormones released in practice, such as endorphins that provide a feeling of relief and relaxation .

Not to mention that the contact with nature and the challenges that the trail itself brings changes the way of experiencing the world, providing a better quality of life through overcoming challenges.

The practice of the trail brings a bunch of health benefits and improves the quality of life. So what are you waiting for to start?

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