The benefits of hiking and how it became a smart business move

Peter Smyth

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Here’s why

Smart business moves are always appreciated no matter the size of the business in question. However, as time goes on it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay original and to come up with fresh business ideas that will help a company prosper and thrive in a challenging environment. The office life can be hard on a person’s fatigue levels but also on their minds. There is however a great way to prevent  a lack of morale or ambition at the office, and that is by going on hikes. Take your entire office staff on a grand hiking adventure every once a month or whatever fits your schedule. There are great benefits to hiking, and doing it as a work collective can yield even more advantages. You’re probably curious about what these advantages are, so let’s get started and see what you can gain from taking your staff on hikes.

It’s an excellent form of teambuilding

Teambuilding is a very important tool that should be used within every working collective. There are nothing but benefits to be gain from getting closer to your colleagues and being able to work as a team better. Hiking can be one of those great teambuilding experiences thanks to the combination of challenging yet manageable difficulty found within hiking scenarios. Hiking is hard enough that you develop a feeling of camaraderie towards the people who were alongside you when you overcame this challenge, but also easy enough so that you can pay attention to what others are saying and have a fruitful conversation at the same time.

Gets the blood racing and keeps the heart pumping

Meeting an untimely demise because of a heart disease is a very disturbing thought, but unfortunately it is a possibility in the world we live in today. Hiking prevents heart disease and helps keep the heart healthy and always pumping. Office hikes can help your staff improve their health and maintain healthy, strong hearts.  The healthier the staff is, the more prosperous the business.

Great for getting in shape

It’s not only great for keeping you healthy from the inside but also for keeping you healthy on the outside. Losing a couple of pounds can be an impossible feat when you never have time to go to the gym. A friendly and relaxing hike done every so often can help your staff stay in shape and get rid of those extra pounds that were bugging them.

Positivity all the way

Having a very positive attitude at work is the way to go and it’s what helps teams reach all forms of success. However, a combination of office struggles and personal dilemmas often times prevent staff members from smiling that often at work. Hikes will improve their mental standpoint and provide the needed positivity to remain positive even in stressful situations. Ultimately, it translates into more productivity.

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