Conde Nast Traveler (USA) offers a story citing new evidence that taking a hike can change our brains. From lessening negativity to boosting creativity, hiking in fresh air actually boosts brain power, help certain parts of the brain grow, and in the process make us better hikers.
Quotable quote: “Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh found that a stroll three times a week can increase the size of the hippocampus, or what is essentially the brain’s memory hub. Especially important in seniors, walking often for about 40 minutes can help keep people mentally sharper and stave off Alzheimer’s and other memory-based illnesses. In fact, the study found that more active volunteers cut their risk of memory impairment in half by walking the suggested amount a week.”
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