4. Hiking makes you feel better about yourself
According to a number of health studies, even getting out into nature for just a few minutes can do wonders for your self-esteem. Think about what spending a whole day outside will do to you! Walking near water has a better effect, so choose a place with a river or stream. Although hiking will leave you with blistered feet and sore muscles, at the end of the day you will feel way better about yourself- and that’s all that matters.