The Positive Side of Trekking

The Positive Side of Trekking

Trekking unlike what most people think has a lot of benefits to our body, environment and climate. Environment? Yes! Yes, you read that correctly. Please allow me to educate you.

Trekking is described as a long vigorous walk. That is all. Why would anyone choose to walk when there are so many ways to get around? Trekking has many benefits, and without further ado, I will list some for you.

Advantages of trekking

  1. 1. Exercise: You should have expected this; trekking is literally walking, and walking is an aerobic activity. The American Heart Association and most doctors recommend aerobic exercises. There are a lot of benefits. such as:
  • They improves cardiovascular health
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Helps regulate blood sugar
  • Reduces asthma symptoms
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Aids sleep
  • Regulates weight
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Improves brain power
  • Boosts mood
  • Reduces risk of falls
  • and so much more.

A lot of people are not dedicated to exercising. They usually stop halfway or forget to add it to their schedules. Our schedules are always filled with school, work, managing business and the remaining time usually go for relaxation and leisure, exercises are mostly out of the picture.

Trekking could turn things around for you. Rather than getting in a car and driving a few kilometers, why not walk it out?

  1. Save Money: In most urban places, transportation is frequently expensive. And, to be honest, a lot of people in such a neighborhood spend a lot of money on relatively little distances. If you go trekking more often, you will undoubtedly save more money.
  2. Save Time: Sounds awkward? How does trekking help you save time? These questions would be in the back of your mind at the moment. Let me illustrate this with an example. The city’s entry in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, is frequently clogged owing to traffic from around 8 a.m. until about 12:00 p.m. A trip that should take 20 minutes to get into the city capital usually takes over 2 hours. At times, the traffic is so severe that you could sit for 30 minutes without moving. So what if you trek? You’re actually saving time by doing so.
  3. Helps reduce carbon emission: The more cars you see on the road at a particular moment, the more carbon gases that are being emitted into the atmosphere which is affecting our climate and our environment. If you decide to trek instead of using your car, you would be eliminating one car that is suppose to emit carbon gases into our atmosphere at a particular moment, and voila! You joined the fight against climate change.

You should aim to trek as much as possible because your body, wallet, and environment will thank you.

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