Hiking trails are no walk in the park, providing additional challenges and physical benefits to regular walking. Trails are a judgement free zone, which means any age and athletic ability can find one fitting to their personal challenge.
It’s Backed By The Professionals
According to Dr. Aaron L. Baggish, associate director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, hiking improves cardiovascular fitness and core muscles. Unlike treadmills, uneven surfaces of outdoor hiking trails naturally engages the core and triggers balancing skills.
Need to relieve some stress? Green spaces, like nature preserves, can ease stress levels, lowering blood pressure and risk of heart disease. The National Park Service agrees that the outdoors truly are great, as it improves sensory perception, through targeting many of our other senses such as sights, smell and touch of nature.
My favorite trails are close enough to NYC and provide a great escape in nature. Here are some details about a few in Montauk I highly recommend you explore: