Marilyn Rogers, from LightArrow,Inc. wrote this interesting article on the benefits that hiking has on the brain. Of course we know that getting outdoors is great for us because that’s what we’ve done – and indeed evolved through the past roughly 1.75 million years – growing up, as it were, in the great “wilderness” where we come from. This wilderness and the greater outdoors, whether it be the front or backcountry, has been our home for so long. Civilization, modernization, technical advancement, refined culture, and the disconnection from our life source via disassociation from natural hearth place has me yearning to spread the word for our need of a hiking brain change.
Follow this link, Hiking Brain Change, to read Marilyn’s article in lifehack.org. Reduce rumination, disconnect from technology, boost creativity, solve problems, get your exercise, increase your brain power, encourage your children to appreciate nature, resolve ADHD. We at PCWT promote the responsible visitation of wilderness areas, and as guides in the Four Corners region we invite you to come with us to amazing locations where ancient cultures once lived on mesas and in canyons and historic mining towns boomed in the mountains. Book a trek with us and experience first hand the wonderful invigorating tonic that is the wilderness.