Hiking is an excellent way to stay fit and healthy. If done regularly, or every weekends, it can build one’s stamina, strength, improve mental health, and environmental consciousness. Hiking is an activity that can be both done alone or with friends.
In Mabini, Batangas, Mt. Gulugod-Baboy is a favorite hiking destination. This mountain is considerably an easy climb and beginners will definitely have to cross this mountain in their bucket list. The view from its peak is only as stunning as it can get. The 360 degree view of the coast of Batangas plus its neighbouring mountain ranges are picturesque and post card worthy.
Here are the top 10 reasons we rounded up to make hiking your weekend activity:
- Improves physical health.
- Wards off depression and stress.
- Boosts memory.
- Improves cardio respiratory fitness
- Increases environmental consciousness.
- Contributes in ecotourism.
- Improves quality of sleep.
- Reduces weight.
- Tones legs and muscles.
- Improves creativity.
Hiking exercises almost every part of the body, from head to legs, from inside out. If done regularly, one can progress from moderate to intense hiking. Day hikes can turn to 3-day mountain traverse with more rigorous activities in tow.