Hiking: It's not just for people who like to wear fanny packs and drink water out of a CamelBak! (Although, let's be real, those things are pretty cool.)
Seriously though, if you're like most people, you probably think of hiking as just another way to make your legs hurt and your feet blister. But let me tell you, my friend, there's so much more to it than that! Hiking is like a multi-vitamin for your soul. It's like taking a shot of wheatgrass, but with better views and less chance of gagging.
Nature is like a therapist, except it doesn't charge by the hour and it never interrupts you to ask how you're feeling. And it's way better than a screen saver.
Don't have time to meditate? Try hiking! It's like meditation on steroids. And if you're feeling a little down, nature is like a giant anti-depressant, except it doesn't come with a bunch of side effects like weight gain and sexual dysfunction.
Hiking is also a great way to get some exercise, without feeling like you're exercising. Just like how eating ice cream is like eating a salad. Because technically, it's made from milk and fruit!
And the best part is, it's a chance to unplug from technology and other distractions. No more checking your phone every 2 seconds, no more worrying about how many likes you got on your latest Instagram post. Just you, nature, and your thoughts. It's like a mini-vacation for your brain.
And let's not forget about the company. Hiking with friends or family can be a bonding experience that is way more fun than a trip to Ikea. Plus, it's a chance to prove to your friends and family that you're not a complete sloth and you can walk more than 200 feet.
So, next time you're feeling stressed, anxious or down, remember that nature is the real MVP. Just don't forget to wear sunscreen and bring a granola bar or two. Happy Hiking!