Hiking Health Benefits: Why You Should go Hiking in the Italian Alps
With Miramonti being in the middle of the Italian Alps, you could say that our location is somewhat idyllic to happy hikers. You can catch some breath-taking views on our trails, you may even bump into some of the creatures we mentioned in our Italian Alps & It’s Alpine Animals post. But that’s not all a magnificent hike in the mountains has to offer. Although it might come to a surprise to some, hiking has some tremendous benefits to your health. Here are 8 more reasons for you to take a hike the next time you visit our Alpine Hotel.
Build muscular strength & endurance
As you can imagine, scaling a mountain is no easy job. It takes some strength and endurance to reach the top. It’s pretty obvious that all the muscles in your legs are going to be put to work. But what you may not realise is that your core will be worked as well. Taking a hike on an uneven or inclined terrain, engages your core muscles and improves your balance. There’s a well-known saying: the more you practice something, the better you get. The same goes for muscles, the more you work them, the stronger you get. So, take a few hikes on your trip and who knows? Maybe by the end of your stay, you can reach the top!
Lower the Risk of Heart Disease
Heart disease is a huge health issue in today’s society. Did you know that it’s one of the leading causes of premature death in the UK? There is so many little things you can implement into your routine to prevent such a horrible condition. Cardio is one of the best ways that you can reduce your risk of heart disease. So, hiking is a good go-to. It will get your blood pumping and your heart-rate up, plus in the meantime you can catch some beautiful sights. It improves: cholesterol, weight control, blood pressure and stress levels. This is a huge reason for you to chuck on your hiking boots on your trip here at our Boutique Hotel.
Lower Stress Levels
Looking for a natural stress-reliever? What better way to do so, than being surrounded by fresh Alpine air? It has been proven that surrounding yourself with nature has restorative and stress-reliving attributes. A clear mind makes a happy heart. Here at Albergo Miramonti, our one of our main aims is to help you relax and de-stress. Taking a hike through our amazing Surroundings is just one of the ways you can do so here. We even have a Spa that you could un-wind in afterwards.
Lower Risk the of Breast Cancer
This is one for all you ladies. Breast cancer is a devastating disease and so much effort goes into scientific research to discover more about the condition. A study that the American Cancer Society carried out, showed that walking a at least 7 hours per week can help reduce the risk of breast cancer. It also showed that the ladies who got took part in more vigorous activity, had an even lower risk. So, taking a hike into the mountainous terrain of the Italian Alps would be an effective activity.
Boosts Your Immune System
There are many ways that you can keep the germs away and maintain a good immune system. Believe it or not, hiking can do just that! Partaking in regular exercise will reduce your risk of falling ill. If you go out for even a short 30-minute hike, that’ll do the job. Every little helps, right?
Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong
Every bone in our body has an extremely important function. Much like cogs to a machine, they all need to work together to keep the machine going. You must keep your bones as strong as possible. Going hiking can help condition and strengthen your bones. Not only will this keep your bones healthy but it’ll also prevent you from diseases such as osteoporosis.
Need we say anymore? You can see that hiking is highly beneficial for a number of reasons and the list goes on even further than this. If you are new to the hiking game, then you can head to our Blog for plenty of hiking tips.