Trekking makes you healthier and happier
Nature tourism John Muir was busy with something when he said: "In every walk through nature, one receives much more than what one seeks." Hikers battle insect bites, blisters, and wounds in order to overcome a challenge and enjoy quality time in nature. But along with snow-capped peaks and ocean views, there are abundant physical and mental benefits. This is what mountaineers can teach us about how to lead a healthier and happier life. Hikers are creative Forget about caffeine. Those who seek a boost to their mental strength need not look beyond the nearest path. Research shows that spending time outdoors increases attention spans and improves creative problem-solving skills by at least 50%. The authors of the research also highlight that the results may have a lot to do with unplugging the technology, as is done when being outdoors. "This is a way to show that interacting with nature has real and measurable benefits for creative problem solving," Moreover, it is not just the lack of technology and the excess of trees, sun and fresh air that contribute to the creative impulse of the pioneers. Researchers from Stanford School of Education found that walking makes creative juices flow much more than when sitting.