June 26, 2019

Hiking in AZ

Studies have shown that being in touch with nature is a great thing to do….for yourself. Now, I’m not talking about all the popular hikes but rather something that pulls you away from city and into the realm of nature. Being in this realm is good for your body and most importantly….your mind.

Some doctors have actually prescribed for people to get back in touch with themselves and get out into the great divide of the forest. This has been shown to decrease depression, anxiety, and improve calmness.   Getting off the grid is the best thing you can do for yourself while experiencing nature and all it has to offer.

Recently, I went to Payson and one day I hiked by myself along the Verde river, climbed a few rocks, moved through some brush, and even saw an Owl land on a tree and then take off. Darn! Those things are big! And then saw a rabbit scurrying through the brush. And the whole time and I didn’t even think about anything else except where I was at. It was good…really good.

So, find a day and a short weekend and go somewhere and just “unplug” and soak in the moment. Your mind and body will love you for it…

Mark Hill

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