Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.
When you’re focused on something physical your mind can rest. When we take time to get outside in nature and go for a hike it provides a variety of benefits for overall health. Hiking can lower your blood pressure, reduce your chances of suffering from strokes, diabetes or heart disease. But outdoor exercise can also promote a healthy brain. Research shows that even a 20-minute hike can improve the way your brain processes information.
Going out for a hike helps you disconnect from the day-to-day, gives you a better perspective on life, builds confidence, no pressure to perform, and relieves stress.
The definition of thrive is, to grow or develop well or vigorously, to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances.
On March 1 we will be launching a new program called Hike2Thirve. Through hiking events, journaling, campfire conversations and more Hike2Thrive will be centered on helping you thrive through stress and anxiety towards a healthier lifestyle, build community and support and learn from others while exploring the outdoors.
There is no shame in taking care of your mental health. It’s time we talk about it, learn how to manage it, and support others through it. It’s time to Hike2Thrive!
Join our Facebook Group
A closed group providing you with a safe place to join a community support group, meet new hiking friends and learn more about Hike2Thrive events.