Is Hiking Stressful? Evaluating the Mental Health Benefits and Demands of Hitting the Trail

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Here’s a common question I’m often asked, “Is hiking stressful or relaxing?” And over years of experience on trails worldwide, I’ve found the answer is nuanced.  While research shows hiking offers profound stress relief and cognitive benefits for most, it also has inherent physical and mental demands that could potentially tax someone who is unprepared … Read more