The Ultimate List of Outdoor Statistics for 2019

Outdoor hiking statistics

Hiking Statistics

Hiking Health

1. More doctors are writing nature prescriptions by recommending ecotherapy to reduce anxiety, improve stress levels and to curb depression. (WebMD, 2013)

2. The mind and body are naturally connected (Times, 2017)

3. Urbanization is associated with an increased level of anxiety disorders and depression. But hiking can avert this coupled with antidepressants, after 4 months. (Lifehack, 2018)

4. Physical activity as simple and low-cost as hiking can provide so many mental health benefits. (Smarthikr, 2017)

5. Hiking helps to keep our brain cells nourished and healthy. (WomensHealthMag, 2017)

7. Aerobic hiking exercise helps improve memory and cognitive ability. (WomensHealthMag, 2017)

8. Hiking through a natural environment reported lower levels of rumination. (Pnas, 2015)

9. Trekking poles increased calorie burn without making participants feel like they were working out harder. (journals.lww. 2008)

9. Hikers who go through a natural environment have reduced neural activity in the area of the brain linked to mental illness. (Pnas, 2015)

7. Hiking improves endurance. (ncbi.nlm.nih, 2012)

8. Nature experience increases positive mood and decreases negative mood by releasing endorphins (feel-good hormones)

9. Exposing children with ADHD to hiking exercise reduces their ADHD symptoms

  • ADHD is a common disorder among children
  • Those with ADHD have difficulty controlling impulses, are easily distracted.

10. Hiking helps us think creatively by a 50% increase

  • Four days without technology is a good start

11. Hiking has been proven to improve sleep at night.

Body (the physical structure, including the bones, flesh, and organs, of a person)

12. Hiking is considered by experts to be better for fat burn

13. Hiking gives your muscles more endurance

                     Glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, gastrocnemius, plantaris, and soleus

14. Hiking turns on and strengthens lots of muscles in your body that you don’t normally use

15. Hiking on uneven terrain increases the amount of energy your body uses by 28% compared to walking on flat ground

16. Uneven terrain hiking causes a 28 and 62% increase in positive knee and hip work, respectively

17. Hiking can burn 400 to 700 calories an hour

  • Hike uneven terrain or towards a hilly region

18. Overall weight loss

  • A 175-pound person who hikes 3 times a week for 2 hours is likely to lose approximately 1 pound per week if the calories consumed are the number required to maintain weight.

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