Hiking is great for physical health. It also improves mental health! It can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. According to a Stanford study, walking for 90 minutes in nature, instead of an urban setting, decreases activity in the brain linked to depression.
Looking for an Iowa hiking destination?
- Travel Iowa® lists Nine Hiking Trails (tinyurl.com/yxfydsnw).
- The Iowa DNR recommends Great Escapes: 7 of Iowa’s Best Hikes (tinyurl.com/yygg8na6).
Grab your hiking books and enjoy being active on Iowa’s trails.
Source: Stanford News, (news.stanford.edu/2015/06/30/hiking-mental-health-063015/)